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Megalaspides

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Taxonomy
Megalaspides was named by Brögger (1886) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-u Sepkoski's reference number: 795]. Its type is Megalaspis dalecarlicus.

It was assigned to Isotelinae by Fortey (1975) and Hoel (1999); to Asaphida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Asaphidae by Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Megalaspides Brögger
1975Megalaspides Fortey
1999Megalaspides Hoel
2002Megalaspides Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Megalaspides Jell and Adrain p. 404

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
RankNameAuthor
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
subclassLibristomaFortey 1990
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
superfamilyAsaphoideaSalter 1864
familyAsaphidaeBurmeister 1843
subfamilyIsotelinaeAngelin 1854
genusMegalaspidesBrögger 1886

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