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Leurostega aphelix

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Olenidae

Taxonomy
Leurostega aphelix was named by Robison and Pantoja-Alor (1968). Its type specimen is USNM 159004, a cephalon/head (cranidium), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is USNM 16002b, Tinu Formation, Oaxaca, Mexico - Robison and Pantoja-Alor 1968, which is in the Tremadoc of limestone/shale the Tinu Formation Mexico. It is the type species of Leurostega.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1968Leurostega aphelix Robison and Pantoja-Alor p. 792

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPtychopariidaSwinnerton 1915
familyOlenidaeBurmeister 1843
subfamilyPelturinaeHawle and Corda 1847
genusLeurostega
speciesaphelix

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available