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Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

Paramegalaspis was named by Thoral (1935) [Sepkoski's age data: O Trem]. It is not extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1935Paramegalaspis Thoral
2002Paramegalaspis Jell and Adrain p. 420
2002Paramegalaspis Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
superfamilyAsaphoideaSalter 1864
familyAsaphidaeBurmeister 1843
genusParamegalaspisThoral 1935

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: base of the Arenig to the top of the Floian or 478.60000 to 470.00000 Ma

Collections (10 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tremadoc485.4 - 477.7France (Montagne Noire) P. sp. (20819)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0China (SiChuan) P. sp. (7949)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0China (AnHui) P. sp. (7844 7845)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) P. sp. (20826 20828)
Klabava478.6 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) P. sp. (20824)
Floian477.7 - 470.0France (Montagne Noire) P. frequens, P. immarginata, P. guiraudi (20827) P. sp. (20820)
Fennian471.8 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) P. sp. (20825)