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Mixopterus

Eurypterida - Mixopteridae

Taxonomy
Mixopterus was named by Ruedemann (1921) [Sepkoski's age data: S Wenl S Prid Sepkoski's reference number: 360]. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Mixopteridae.

It was assigned to Eurypterida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Mixopteridae by Størmer (1955) and Dunlop et al. (2020).

Species

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Mixopterus Ruedemann
1955Mixopterus Størmer p. 35
2002Mixopterus Sepkoski
2020Mixopterus Dunlop et al. p. 23

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
Deuteropoda
subphylumChelicerataHeymons 1901
EuchelicerataWeygoldt and Paulus 1979
RankNameAuthor
Prosomapoda
Planaterga
Dekatriata
SclerophorataKamenz et al. 2011
orderEurypteridaBurmeister 1843
suborderEurypterinaBurmeister 1843
Diploperculata
superfamilyCarcinosomatoideaStoermer 1934
familyMixopteridaeCaster and Kjellesvig-Waering 1955
genusMixopterusRuedemann 1921

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.

G. †Mixopterus Ruedemann 1921
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Mixopterus kiaeri Størmer 1934
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: nektobenthico
Diet: carnivoreo
Vision: well-developedo
Created: 2004-09-24 08:12:58
Modified: 2010-02-05 01:21:51
Source: o = order
Reference: Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Sheinwoodian to the top of the Rootsikula or 433.40000 to 422.90000 Ma

Collections (12 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sheinwoodian433.4 - 430.5Norway M. sp. (14266)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4China (Hubei) M. sp. (26992)
Wenlock433.4 - 427.4Norway M. sp. (26926)
Ludlow427.4 - 423.0USA (New York) M. multispinosus (26080 26081)
Rootsikula426.2 - 422.9Estonia M. simonsi (26922)
Rootsikula426.2 - 422.9Norway M. kiaeri (14308 26928) M. sp. (26927)
Ludfordian425.6 - 423.0USA (New York) M. sp. (26085)
Pridoli423.0 - 419.2USA (New York) M. sp. (493)
Pridoli423.0 - 419.2United Kingdom (England) M. sp. (26915)