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Megistaspis

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Taxonomy
Megistaspis was named by Jaanusson (1956) [Sepkoski's age data: O Trem-u O Llvi replacement name for Megalaspis ]. Its type is Trilobites limbatus.

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

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1851Megalaspis Angelin
1956Megistaspis Jaanusson
1957Megalaspis Harrington and Leanza
1999Megistaspis Hoel
2002Megalaspis Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Megistaspis Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Megistaspis 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
genusMegistaspisJaanusson 1956

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