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Metopotropis

Trilobita - Asaphida - Monkaspididae

Taxonomy
Metopotropis was named by Opik (1967) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Dres-l Sepkoski's reference number: 482]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Asaphida by Sepkoski (2002); to Auritamidae by Jell and Adrain (2003); and to Monkaspididae by Peng et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Metopotropis Opik
2002Metopotropis Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Metopotropis Jell and Adrain p. 467
2004Metopotropis Peng et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
subclassLibristomaFortey 1990
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
familyMonkaspididaeKobayashi 1935
genusMetopotropisOpik 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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available