†subfamily Asaphinae Burmeister 1843 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Parent taxon: Asaphidae according to A. W. Owen and D. L. Bruton 1980

See also Dean 1983, Harrington and Leanza 1957, Phleger 1933 and Whittington 1941

Sister taxa: Anataphrus, Araiocaris, Asaphellus, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Basilicus, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Emanuelaspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, Kayseraspis, Klabavia, Kobayashia, Lachnostoma, Liomegalaspides, Lisogorites, Megalaspidella, Merlinia, Metaptychopyge, Mioptychopyge, Nahannia, Nerudaspis, Nileoides, Ningkianites, Niobella, Niobides, Niobina, Niobinae, Nobiliasaphus, Norinia, Ogmasaphus, Ogygiinae, Ogyginus, Ogygiocarella, Ogygiocaris, Ogygites, Ogygitoides, Onchometopus, Parabellefontia, Paramegalaspis, Paratamdaspis, Penchiopsis, Plectasaphus, Presbynileus, Priceaspis, Promegalaspidinae, Proscharyia, Protopresbynileus, Protoptychopyge, Pseudasaphus, Pseudoasaphus, Pseudogriphasaphus, Pseudogygites, Psilocephalina, Ptychopyge, Ptychopyginae, Ptyocephalus, Sanbernardaspis, Schizophorus, Stegnopsis, Stenorhachis, Suriaspis, Thysanopyge, Trigonocerca, Trigonocercella, Vogdesia, Xenostegium, Zhenganites, Zuninaspis

Subtaxa: Asaphus Dolerobasilicus Lonchobasilicus Ogygitella Pseudobasilicus Pseudomegalaspis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Argentina (8 collections), Australia (9), Belarus (5), China (10), Estonia (7), Finland (1), Latvia (2), Lithuania (6), Norway (46), Poland (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (46), Sweden (126), the United Kingdom (1)

• Llandeilo of China (1), Sweden (2)

• Chazy of United States (15: New York)

• Dawan of China (2)

• Arenig of Argentina (1), China (12), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1)

• Arenigian of the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 305 collections including 356 occurrences

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