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Trilobita - Redlichiida - Fallotaspididae

Profallotaspis was named by Repina (1965) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-u]. It is not extant. Its type is Profallotaspis jakutensis.

It was assigned to Fallotaspidinae by Palmer and Repina (1993); to Olenellida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Fallotaspididae by Whittington et al. (1997) and Bushuev et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1965Profallotaspis Repina
1993Profallotaspis Palmer and Repina p. 28 fig. 7.3
1997Profallotaspis Whittington et al. p. 419
2002Profallotaspis Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Profallotaspis Bushuev et al. p. 352

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderRedlichiidaRichter 1932
familyFallotaspididaeHupe 1953
genusProfallotaspisRepina 1965

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.

A. R. Palmer and L. N. Repina 1993Fallotaspidinae with posterior margin of cephalon straight or slightly backswept. Ocular lobe directed only slightly posterolaterally at junction with L4. Glabella tapered forward, but area opposite L3 and L4 merging laterally with ocular lobes. Interocular area wider than extraocular area opposite midlength of ocular lobe. Posterior tips of ocular lobes opposite Ll . Cephalic bor- der concave in sagittal profile. Lateral and posterior border furrows not connected across base of genal spine. External surface coarsely pitted, grading to reticulate.