†family Aulacopleuridae Angelin 1854 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Aulacopleuridae

Synonym: Pseudotrinodidae Koashibay and Hamada 1972

Parent taxon: Proetida according to H. B. Whittington et al. 1997

See also Adrain and Kloc 1997, Owens and Fortey 2009, Owens and Hammann 1990 and Thomas and Owens 1978

Sister taxa: Aceroproetus, Acetopeltis, Appendicysta, Aprathia, Ascopeltis, Aulacopleuroidea, Bailielloides, Bapingaspis, Bathyuridae, Bitumulina, Bolivicrania, Boliviproetus, Borealia, Calybole, Cammingella, Camsellia, Ceratoproetus, Chauffouraspis, Clavibole, Coignops, Constantina, Daihuaia, Dechenellurus, Devonocoryphe, Devonoproetus, Dimeropygidae, Dohmiella, Dudu, Eocyrtosymbole, Eoproetus, Erbenicoryphe, Eudechenella, Evagena, Formonia, Frithjofia, Ganinella, Gapeevella, Gitarra, Gonioteloides, Gracemerea, Hanjiangaspis, Helioproetoides, Hexianella, Holotrachelidae, Huanoproetus, Humeia, Humilogriffithides, Hypaproetus, Karginella, Kegeliella, Khalfinella, Kinderlania, Kolymoproetus, Kulmiella, Langgonbole, Linguaproetus, Lophiokephalion, Mahaiella, Merebolina, Monodechella, Moravocoryphe, Niachangella, Oehlertia, Oidalaproetus, Pachyproetus, Palaeophillipsia, Panarchaegonus, Parachaunoproetus, Paradechenella, Parafrithjofia, Paragriffithides, Parapalebralia, Parawarburgella, Particeps, Paryfenus, Perakaspis, Perliproetus, Phaselops, Phyllaspis, Platyantyx, Pontipalpebralia, Prodiacoryphe, Proetidae, Proetocephalus, Proetoidea, Proscharyia, Pseudogerastos, Pterocoryphe, Pulcherproetus, Pusillaboles, Quyuania, Radonia, Richteraspis, Scharyiidae, Schizophillipsia, Sinobole, Skemmatocare, Sperginaspis, Tayanaella, Tcherkesovia, Tekinia, Telephinidae, Thalabaria, Tropidocoryphidae, Tschernyschewiella, Vandergrachtia, Vitaella, Wagnerispina, Waideggula, Weberiphillipsia, Xenoboloides, Xenodechenella, Xiangzhongella, Yanshanaspis, Yichangaspis, Zhegangula

Subtaxa: Aulacopleura Aulacopleurinae Coignouina Cyphaspides Dixiphopyge Goodsiraspis Maurotarion Namuropyge Otarion Otarioninae Songkania

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Osagean of United States (2: New Mexico collections)

• Carboniferous of Belgium (1), France (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (5: Missouri, New Mexico)

• Daleje of the Czech Republic (1)

• Devonian of Australia (24), Austria (1), Bolivia (2), Canada (18: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Yukon), China (8), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (46), France (8), Germany (4), Italy (3), Morocco (33), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (6), United States (7: Alaska, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma), Uzbekistan (2), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Algeria (1), Australia (8), Austria (1), Canada (43: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), China (7), the Czech Republic (42), Estonia (2), Greenland (3), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Latvia (2), Morocco (3), Poland (1), Tajikistan (2), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (14), United States (19: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: Québec)

• Ordovician of Belgium (2), Canada (9: Northwest Territories, Quebec), China (4), Estonia (1), Ireland (5), New Zealand (1), Norway (22), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (3), Sweden (4), the United Kingdom (13), United States (17: Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (1)

• Whiterockian of United States (3: New York)

• Arenig of France (1)

• Arenigian of China (2)

Total: 427 collections including 547 occurrences

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