Leptoplastides nodifer Rushton 1982 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Olenidae

Alternative combination: Beltella nodifer

Full reference: A. W. A. Rushton. 1982. The biostratigraphy and correlation of Merioneth-Tremadoc Series boundary in North Wales. The Cambrian-Ordovician Boundary: Sections, fossil distributions, and correlations 3:41-60

Belongs to Leptoplastides according to A. Zylinska 2001

See also Rushton 1982

Sister taxa: Leptoplastides argentinensis, Leptoplastides coniunctus, Leptoplastides depressus, Leptoplastides granulosus, Leptoplastides irae, Leptoplastides latus, Leptoplastides marianus, Leptoplastides salteri, Leptoplastides ulrichi, Beltella versimilis

Type specimen: RU9327, a cephalon/head (cranidium)

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Ordovician of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Cambrian of the United Kingdom (5)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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