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Acanthopyge (Mephiarges)

Trilobita - Lichida - Lichidae

Taxonomy
Acanthopyge (Mephiarges) was named by Richter and Richter (1930) [Sepkoski's age data: D Eife D Give Sepkoski's reference number: 774]. It is not extant.

It was reranked as Mephiarges by Thomas and Holloway (1988), Sepkoski (2002) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

It was assigned to Acanthopyge by Edgell (1955); to Trochurinae by Thomas and Holloway (1988); to Lichida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Lichidae by Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Acanthopyge (Mephiarges) Richter and Richter p. 138
1955Acanthopyge (Mephiarges) Edgell p. 138
1988Mephiarges Thomas and Holloway p. 216
2002Mephiarges Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Mephiarges Jell and Adrain p. 404

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderLichidaMoore 1959
familyLichidaeHawle and Corda 1847
subfamilyTrochurinaePhleger 1936
genusAcanthopygeHawle and Corda 1847
subgenusMephiargesRichter and Richter 1930

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
No diagnoses are available