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Deiracephalus unicornis

Trilobita - Llanoaspididae

Taxonomy
Deiracephalus unicornis was named by Palmer (1962). Its type specimen is USNM 143189, a cephalon/head (cranidium), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1962Deiracephalus unicornis Palmer pp. F-30 figs. Pl. 6, fig. 1-3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
familyLlanoaspididaeLochmann 1944
genusDeiracephalus
speciesunicornis

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.

Deiracephalus unicornis Palmer 1962
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: low Mg calcitec
Composition 2: chitinc
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: carnivorec
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2010-01-04 05:19:24
Modified: 2010-01-04 07:19:24
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Whittington et al. 1997, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Dresbachian to the top of the Marjumian or 501.00000 to 498.50000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Marjumian513.0 - 498.5USA (Alabama) Deiracephalus unicornis (75640)
Dresbachian501.0 - 485.4Canada (Yukon) Deiracephalus unicornis (55222 55279)