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Prospectatrix

Trilobita - Asaphida - Cyclopygidae

Taxonomy
Prospectatrix was named by Fortey (1981) [Sepkoski's age data: O Trem-u O Aren-u Sepkoski's reference number: 378,726]. Its type is Cyclopyge genatenta.

It was assigned to Ptychopariida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Cyclopygidae by Fortey (1981) and Jell and Adrain (2003).

Species
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1981Prospectatrix Fortey p. 611
2002Prospectatrix Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Prospectatrix Jell and Adrain p. 431

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
subclassLibristomaFortey 1990
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
familyCyclopygidaeRaymond 1925
genusProspectatrix

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. A. Fortey 1981The diagnosis given in the Treatise (Richter & Richter in Moore, 1959) is extended to include cyclopygids with seven thoracic segments, and relatively large fixigenal areas, with concomitantly smaller eyes.