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Cryptolithus

Trilobita - Asaphida - Trinucleidae

Taxonomy
Cryptolithus was named by Green (1832) [Sepkoski's age data: O Llde-u O Ashg-u Sepkoski's reference number: 2,690].

It was assigned to Cryptolithinae by Whittington (1941); to Asaphida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Trinucleidae by Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1832Cryptolithus Green
1941Cryptolithus Whittington p. 509
2002Cryptolithus Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Cryptolithus Jell and Adrain p. 362

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
subclassLibristomaFortey 1990
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
familyTrinucleidaeHawle and Corda 1847
genusCryptolithusGreen 1832

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