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Laudonia

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Laudoniidae

Taxonomy
Laudonia was named by Harrington (1956) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Boto-l Sepkoski's reference number: 476,885].

It was assigned to Wanneriinae by Harrington (1956); to Olenellidae by Whittington et al. (1997); to Laudoniinae by Palmer and Repina (1993) and Lieberman (1999); and to Olenellida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1956Laudonia Harrington p. 60 figs. Pl. 15, fig. 4, 5; Text-fig. lF
1993Laudonia Palmer and Repina p. 24 fig. 4.4
1997Laudonia Whittington et al. p. 412
1999Laudonia Lieberman p. 114
2002Laudonia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
RankNameAuthor
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderRedlichiidaRichter 1932
suborderOlenellina
superfamilyOlenelloidea
familyLaudoniidae
subfamilyLaudoniinae
genusLaudonia

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
H. J. Harrington 1956Wannneriinae with well advanced genal spines. Metagenal spines well developed in adult. Metagenal angle slightly obtuse to slightly acute. Glabella with three pairs of lateral glabellar lobes and a pair of small depressions in front of the first lateral glabellar furrow. Glabella tapering backward. Frontal glabellar lobe ex- panded anteriorly, reaching the anterior border of cephalon. Eye lobes short, sub-median (slightly posterior) reaching level of anterior third of second (3p) lateral glabellar lobe. Posterior genal ridge conspicuous. Cephalic border wide, slightly raised and flat.
A. R. Palmer and L. N. Repina 1993Laudoniinae with cephalon subquadrate to subpentagonal in outline. Genal spine originating opposite or anterior to L3. Procranidial spines not developed in adult. Intergenal ridge distinct. Preglabellar field absent or shorter than border. Posterior tips of ocular lobes opposite or anterior to Li. Thorax of about 20 segments. External sculpture reticulate.