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Prosopiscus

Trilobita - Phacopida - Prosopiscidae

Taxonomy
Prosopiscus was named by Salter (1865) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-u O Cara Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Prosopiscidae.

It was assigned to Ptychopariida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Prosopiscidae by Fortey and Shergold (1984) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Prosopiscus Salter
1984Prosopiscus Fortey and Shergold p. 357
2002Prosopiscus Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Prosopiscus Jell and Adrain p. 431

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPhacopidaSalter 1864
familyProsopiscidae
genusProsopiscusSalter 1865

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