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Asaphus (Platypeltis)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Taxonomy
Asaphus (Platypeltis) was named by Callaway (1877). Its type is Asaphus (Platypeltis) croftii.

It was replaced with Platypeltoides by Prantl and Pribyl (1949) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

It was assigned to Asaphus by Callaway (1877).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Asaphus (Platypeltis) Callaway pp. 664 - 665

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
RankNameAuthor
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
subclassLibristomaFortey 1990
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
superfamilyAsaphoideaSalter 1864
familyAsaphidaeBurmeister 1843
subfamilyAsaphinaeBurmeister 1843
genusAsaphusBrongniart 1822
subgenusPlatypeltis

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. Callaway 1877Oval, moderately convex; axial furrows tapering gradually backwards from where they meet the facial suture in front of the eye to two thirds the length of the tail; head and thorax about equal in length, tail shorter.