†family Rorringtoniidae Owens and Hammann 1990 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Rorringtoniidae

Full reference: R. M. Owens and W. Hammann. 1990. Proetide triolobites from the Cystoid Limestone (Ashgill) of NW Spain, and the suprageneric classification of related forms. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 64(3/4):221-244

Parent taxon: Proetoidea according to J. C. Lamsdell and P. A. Selden 2015

See also Adrain 2011, Adrain and Chatterton 1993, Hahn et al. 1996 and Owens 2004

Sister taxa: Phillipsiidae, Proetidae, Scharyiidae, Tropidocoryphidae

Subtaxa: Hanjiangaspis Pseudobirmanites Rorringtonia Rorringtoniinae Solariproetus

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Silurian of Canada (1: Quebec collection), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (4)

• Ordovician of China (8), the Czech Republic (5), Denmark (1), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Norway (3), Poland (1), Spain (4), Sweden (10), the United Kingdom (6), United States (1: Nevada)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 49 collections including 57 occurrences

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