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Catochia ornata

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Catochia ornata was named by Fortey (1979) [Paratypes: cranidia, GSC 56828-9; pygidia, GSC 56830-1; librigena, GSC 56832.]. Its type specimen is GSC 56827, a cephalon/head (cranidium), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Catoche Formation type section, which is in a Cassinian open shallow subtidal limestone/dolomite in the Catoche Formation of Canada. It is the type species of Catochia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Catochia ornata Fortey p. 81 figs. Pl. 27, fig. 1, 2, 4

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyBathyuridaeWalcott 1886
subfamilyBathyurinaeWalcott 1886

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.

Catochia ornata Fortey 1979
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No diagnoses are available
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: deposit feedero
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-12-19 02:31:34
Modified: 2009-12-19 04:31:34
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Fortey and Owens 1999, Whittington et al. 1997

Age range: Blackhillsian or 474.90000 to 470.00000 Ma

Collections (13 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Jeffersonian485.4 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Catochia ornata (195756 195785)
Cassinian482.3 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Catochia ornata (195757 195784)
Cassinian482.3 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Catochia ornata (type locality: 103540 106238 106239 106241)
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Catochia ornata (196380)
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Catochia ornata (195776 196381)
Floian477.7 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Catochia ornata (195748)
Blackhillsian474.9 - 470.0Norway (Spitsbergen) Catochia ornata (189838)