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Parafallotaspis

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Fallotaspididae

Taxonomy
Parafallotaspis was named by Fritz (1972) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-l Sepkoski's reference number: 475]. It is not extant. Its type is Parafallotaspis grata.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1972Parafallotaspis Fritz
1993Parafallotaspis Palmer and Repina p. 28 fig. 7.6
1997Parafallotaspis Whittington et al. p. 418
2002Parafallotaspis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderRedlichiidaRichter 1932
familyFallotaspididaeHupe 1953
genusParafallotaspisFritz 1972

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 nearly straight or slightly backswept. Glabella moderately tapered forward. Plectrum strongly developed. Ocular lobes directed posterolaterally from junction with
L4. Width of interocular area slightly more than half width of extraocular area opposite midlength of ocular lobe. Posterior tips of ocular lobes opposite occipital ring.