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Clarkeipterus

Xiphosura - Xiphosurida - Dolichopteridae

Taxonomy
Clarkeipterus was named by Kjellesvig-Waering (1966) [Sepkoski's age data: S Prid Sepkoski's reference number: 360].

It was assigned to Dolichopteridae by Tetlie et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Clarkeipterus Kjellesvig-Waering
2007Clarkeipterus Tetlie et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
Prosomapoda
RankNameAuthor
classXiphosura()
orderXiphosuridaLatreille 1802
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
orderEurypteridaBurmeister 1843
suborderStylonurinaDiener 1924
superfamilyStylonuroideaDiener 1924
familyDolichopteridaeKjellesvig-Waering and Stromer 1952
genusClarkeipterusKjellesvig-Waering 1966

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
E. O. Tetlie et al. 2007Small eurypterids with spatulate carapace; posterior margin procurved and with marginal rim; greatest width of carapace at midsection; eyes crescentic, converging anteriorly and placed in front of midsection; palpebral lobes very large and circular; ocelli midway between eyes; no ornamentation (emended from Kjellesvig-Waering 1966).