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Bathyurellus platypus

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Bathyurellus platypus was named by Fortey (1979) [Paratypes: cranidium, GSC 56848; pygidia, GSC 56849-50, 56891; librigena, GSC 56851, 56892; hypostoma, GSC 56852.]. Its type specimen is GSC 56847, an exoskeleton (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.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Bathyurellus platypus Fortey p. 91 figs. Pl. 31, fig. 1, 6, 8

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyBathyuridaeWalcott 1886
subfamilyBathyurellinaeHupe 1953
genusBathyurellusBillings 1865

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.

Bathyurellus platypus 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: Whittington et al. 1997, Fortey and Owens 1999, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Arenig to the top of the Blackhillsian or 478.60000 to 470.00000 Ma

Collections (8 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cassinian482.3 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Bathyurellus platypus (195757 195758 195782)
Cassinian482.3 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Bathyurellus platypus (type locality: 103540 133140)
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Bathyurellus platypus (196380)
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Bathyurellus platypus (195776)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0USA (New York) Bathyurellus platypus (55243)