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Lichidae

Trilobita - Lichida - Lichidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Lichidae Hawle and Corda
1916Lichadidae Raymond p. 23
1977Lichidae Chatterton and Perry p. 785
1997Lichidae Whittington et al. p. 299
2009Lichidae Owens and Fortey

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderLichidaMoore 1959
familyLichidaeHawle and Corda 1847
familyLichidaeHawle and Corda 1847

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: carnivoreo
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-12-15 22:40:01
Modified: 2009-12-16 00:40:01
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Whittington et al. 1997, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Arenigian to the top of the Cazenovia or 478.60000 to 383.70000 Ma

Collections (690 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7Czech Republic Platylichas sp. (3782 3837)
Early/Lower Ordovician485.4 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Apatolichas jukesi (198245)
Ordovician485.4 - 443.4United Kingdom (Scotland) Amphilichas spp. (182195)
Arenigian478.6 - 468.1China (Hunan) Lichidae indet. (116214 116215)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0China (ShanXi) Metopolichas sp. (7886)
Klabava478.6 - 466.0Czech Republic (Prague) Bohemolichas sp. (76457)
Klabava478.6 - 466.0Czech Republic Bohemolichas sp. (3841)
Rangerian471.8 - 468.1USA (Nevada) Apatolichas jukesi (104653)
Volkhov471.8 - 468.1Russian Federation Metopolichas sp. (157085 157086 157103 157104 157105 157106 157108 157110 157111 157114 157120 157124 157127 157130 157131 157133 157137 157141)
Rangerian - Whiterockian471.8 - 457.5USA (California) Apatolichas sp. (104639)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Eifelian393.3 - 387.7France Ceratarges cognatus (188453)
Eifelian393.3 - 387.7Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate) Ceratarges armatus, Eifliarges caudimirus (188766) Ceratarges sp. (188764)
Eifelian393.3 - 387.7USA (New York) Echinolichas eriopus (9615)
Eifelian393.3 - 387.7Czech Republic (Barrandia) Acanthopyge haueri (12040 12252)
Eifelian - Givetian393.3 - 382.7Canada (Nunavut) Lichidae indet. (26579)
Middle Devonian393.3 - 382.7USA (Indiana) Ceratolichas gryps, Echinolichas eriopis, Acanthopyge contusus (188933)
Cazenovia391.9 - 383.7USA (Ohio) Echinolichas lucasensis (188935)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7Germany Acanthopyge granulosa (5907)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7USA (Ohio) Echinolichas lucasensis (38461)
Givetian387.7 - 382.7USA (New York) Lichidae indet. (10107)