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Trilobita - Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae

Anacaenaspis was named by Bruton (1967) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ldov-m S Ludl-l]. It is not extant. Its type is Anacaenaspis gotlandensis.

It was assigned to Odontopleurinae by Bruton (1967); to Odontopleuridae by Jell and Adrain (2002); and to Odontopleurida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Anacaenaspis Bruton
2002Anacaenaspis Jell and Adrain p. 341
2002Anacaenaspis Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderOdontopleuridaWhittington 1959
familyOdontopleuridaeBurmeister 1843
subfamilyOdontopleurinaeBurmeister 1843
genusAnacaenaspisBruton 1967

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-06-11 18:09:49
Modified: 2012-08-27 07:16:17
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009

Age range: base of the Rhuddanian to the top of the Jaani or 443.40000 to 426.20000 Ma

Collections (26 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Rhuddanian443.4 - 440.8Canada (Quebec) A. rivai (185536) A. sp. (184371 184388 184400)
Rhuddanian443.4 - 440.8Estonia (Hiiumaa) A. gotlandensis (193029)
Rhuddanian443.4 - 440.8United Kingdom (Scotland) A. callipareos (188530 188531 188532)
Aeronian440.8 - 438.5Canada (Quebec) A. zedei (184996)
Aeronian440.8 - 438.5Czech Republic A. gigantea (14122)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4United Kingdom (Shropshire) A. pectinata (49579 49583)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4Australia (Tasmania) A. sp. (40017)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4Canada (Quebec) A. sp. (184641 186044 187769) A. zedei (186074)
Telychian438.5 - 433.4United Kingdom (Scotland) A. callipareos (188545) A. dealgach (23308)
Telychian - Sheinwoodian438.5 - 430.5Argentina A. sp. (25103)
Wenlock - Ludlow433.4 - 423.0Argentina A. sp. (25060 25061 25062)
Jaani428.2 - 426.2Estonia (Saare) A. emarginata (174983)
Gorstian - Ludfordian427.4 - 423.0Sweden A. gotlandensis (192207)
Gorstian - Ludfordian427.4 - 423.0Sweden (Gotland) A. gotlandensis (192159)