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Punka flabelliformis

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Punka flabelliformis was named by Fortey (1979) [Paratypes: cranidium, GSC 56860; pygidia, GSC 57757, 56861; librigena, GSC 56862. Includes some specimens previously identified as Bathyurellus marginiatus (Billings 1865, fig. 249 (non fig. 248); Whittington 1953, p. 661; Whittington and Kindle 1969, p. 658.)]. Its type specimen is GSC 56859, 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 was recombined as Grinnellaspis flabelliformis by Rohr et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Punka flabelliformis Fortey p. 96 figs. Pl. 33, fig. 2-4
2007Punka flabelliformis Loch p. 69
2008Grinnellaspis flabelliformis Rohr et al. p. 88
2013Punka flabelliformis Fortey and Bruton p. 6

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

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.

Punka flabelliformis 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
Cassinian482.3 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Grinnellaspis flabelliformis (133140) Punka flabelliformis (type locality: 103540)
Cassinian482.3 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Grinnellaspis flabelliformis (195757 195758 195783 195784)
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Punka flabelliformis (195772 195776 196381)
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Punka flabelliformis (196380)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Greenland Punka flabelliformis (221130)
Floian477.7 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Punka flabelliformis (195748)
Blackhillsian474.9 - 470.0Norway (Spitsbergen) Punka flabelliformis (189838)