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Fallotaspis

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Fallotaspididae

Taxonomy
Fallotaspis was named by Hupe (1953) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-l Sepkoski's reference number: 472,476,522,885]. It is not extant. Its type is Fallotaspis typica. It is the type genus of Fallotaspidinae.

It was assigned to Fallotaspidinae by Palmer and Repina (1993); to Fallotaspididae by Whittington et al. (1997); and to Olenellida by Sepkoski (2002).

Species
F. typica (type species)
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1953Fallotaspis Hupe
1993Fallotaspis Palmer and Repina p. 27 fig. 7.2
1997Fallotaspis Whittington et al. p. 418
2002Fallotaspis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderRedlichiidaRichter 1932
familyFallotaspididaeHupe 1953
genusFallotaspisHupe 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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. R. Palmer and L. N. Repina 1993Fallotaspidinae with posterior margin of cephalon straight or gently curved forward distally. Intergenal spine not developed, but intergenal ridge inter- secting posterior border closer to glabella than to genal spine. Glabella slightly tapered forward. Ocular lobes directed posterolaterally from junction with L4. Width of interocular area half or less width of extraocular area. Thorax of 21 segments; 17 in prothorax, 4 in opisthothorax. Opisthothorax not strongly differentiated. Pleural regions, excluding spines, about same width as axis. Third thoracic segment macropleural. Pygidium small, subquadrate.