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Trilobita - Phacopida - Cheiruridae
It was reranked as Cheirurus (Pseudosphaerexochus) by Schmidt (1881); it was reranked as Pseudosphaerexochus by Nikolaisen (1965), Owen and Bruton (1980), Owen (1981) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (1991).
It was assigned to Cheirurus by Schmidt (1881); to Cyrtometopinae by Nikolaisen (1965); to Eccoptochilinae by Owen and Bruton (1980), Owen (1981) and Kielan-Jaworowska et al. (1991); to Phacopida by Sepkoski (2002); to Cheiruridae by Jell and Adrain (2002); and to Sphaerexochinae by Gapp et al. (2012).
|Year||Name and author|
|1881||Cheirurus (Pseudosphaerexochus) Schmidt pp. 170 - 171|
|1980||Pseudosphaerexochus Owen and Bruton|
|1991||Pseudosphaerexochus Kielan-Jaworowska et al.|
|1997||Mayopyge Adrain and Fortey p. 95|
|2002||Parasphaerexochus Jell and Adrain p. 422|
|2002||Pseudosphaerexochus Jell and Adrain p. 435|
|2002||Skelipyx Jell and Adrain p. 446|
|2002||Pseudosphaerexochus Sepkoski, Jr.|
|2012||Pseudosphaerexochus Gapp et al. p. e49115|
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