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Pterygometopus

Trilobita - Phacopida - Pterygometopidae

Taxonomy
Pterygometopus was named by Schmidt (1881). Its type is Calymene sclerops.

It was reranked as Dalmanites (Pterygometopus) by Schuchert (1900).

It was assigned to Dalmanites by Schuchert (1900); to Pterygometopinae by Warburg (1925) and Jaanusson and Ramsköld (1993); to Pterygometopidae by Jell and Adrain (2002); and to Phacopida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1881Pterygometopus Schmidt
1900Dalmanites (Pterygometopus) Schuchert
1925Pterygometopus Warburg
1993Pterygometopus Jaanusson and Ramsköld
2002Pterygometopus Jell and Adrain p. 436
2002Pterygometopus Sepkoski

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
RankNameAuthor
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPhacopidaSalter 1864
suborderPhacopinaStruve 1959
superfamilyPhacopoideaHupe 1953
familyPterygometopidaeReed 1905
subfamilyPterygometopinaeReed 1905
genusPterygometopusSchmidt 1881

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.

G. †Pterygometopus Schmidt 1881
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Pterygometopus recurvus Brogger 1887
Pterygometopus schmidti Warburg 1925
Pterygometopus sclerops Dalman 1827
Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100g
Adult width: 10 to < 100g
Spines: noneg
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: carnivoresubo
Vision: well-developedf
Comments: BODY SIZE: Data from Harrington et al. (1959).g
Created: 2009-06-09 21:20:09
Modified: 2009-06-09 23:20:09
Source: g = genus, f = family, subo = suborder, c = class
References: Fortey and Owens 1999, Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009

Age range: base of the Chazyan to the top of the Caradoc or 470.00000 to 449.50000 Ma

Collections (68 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Arenig478.6 - 466.0France (Montagne Noire) P. sp. (20826)
Arenig478.6 - 466.0Morocco P. sp. (20979)
Valaste471.8 - 466.0Sweden P. sclerops (198042 198045)
Volkhov471.1 - 469.2Russian Federation P. sclerops (157085 157086 157102 157103 157104 157105 157106 157107 157108 157109 157111 157112 157113 157114 157115 157120)
Fennian470.7 - 468.0France (Montagne Noire) P. sp. (20825)
Chazyan470.0 - 457.3Canada (Quebec) P. sp. (310)
Kunda469.2 - 464.3Sweden P. sclerops (160497 162375 188210 188215 188219 188271 188280 188299 188301) P. sp. (162420 188217 188218 188225 188226 188269 188270)
Early/Lower Llanvirn468.0 - 461.1Norway P. sp. (3180)
Oretanian468.0 - 459.0Spain (Toledo) P. sp. (20898)
Llanvirn468.0 - 458.4Spain P. guadalupensis (230081 230082 230083 230084)
Dobrotivian459.0 - 457.9Portugal P. sp. (20958)
Caradoc458.4 - 449.5USA (Tennessee) P. sp. (1687 1702 1705 1896 1934)
Mohawkian457.3 - 451.0USA (Virginia) P. sp. (85744)
Mohawkian457.3 - 451.0USA (Tennessee) P. sp. (86104 86114 86121 86133 86135 86136 86137)
Ashbyan457.3 - 449.6USA (Tennessee) P. troosti (5327)
Blackriveran457.3 - 449.6USA (Tennessee) P. troosti (5329 5331)
Rocklandian457.3 - 449.6USA (Tennessee) P. sp. (1940)
Chatfieldian453.8 - 451.0Canada (Ontario) P. sp. (26263)
Chatfieldian - Edenian453.8 - 450.2Canada (Nunavut) P. spp. (24116)
Katian - Hirnantian453.0 - 443.4Sweden (Dalarne) P. schmidti (73413)
Maysvillian450.2 - 449.6USA (Tennessee) P. carleyi (5374)
Maysvillian - Richmondian450.2 - 445.5USA (Minnesota) P. sp. (357)
Richmondian449.6 - 445.5USA (Minnesota) P. sclerops (358)