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Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Niobina was named by Lake (1946) [Sepkoski's age data: O Trem-l O Trem-u]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Ogygiinae by Harrington and Leanza (1957); to Asaphida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Asaphidae by Jell and Adrain (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1946Niobina Lake
1957Niobina Harrington and Leanza
2002Niobina Jell and Adrain p. 411
2002Niobina Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
superfamilyAsaphoideaSalter 1864
familyAsaphidaeBurmeister 1843
genusNiobinaLake 1946

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-movingo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalo
Diet: deposit feedero
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-06-11 14:38:06
Modified: 2009-12-14 00:45:08
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Migneintian or 485.40000 to 478.60000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Migneintian485.4 - 478.6United Kingdom (England) N. davidis (3709)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7Argentina (Salta) N. taurina (115756 115828 115829 115830)
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7Argentina N. sp. (9023)