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Pterygometopus schmidti

Trilobita - Phacopida - Pterygometopidae


Achatella (s.l.) schmidti Warburg, 1925

Pterygometopus schmidti was named by Warburg (1925). Its type specimen is PMU D189 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Achatella schmidti by Jaanusson and Ramsköld (1993) and Swisher et al. (2016).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Pterygometopus schmidti Warburg
1993Achatella schmidti Jaanusson and Ramsköld p. 765 figs. Pl. 5, fig. 4
2016Achatella schmidti Swisher et al. p. 60

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
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.

Pterygometopus schmidti Warburg 1925
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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
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 Katian to the top of the Hirnantian or 453.00000 to 443.40000 Ma

Collections: one only

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Katian - Hirnantian453.0 - 443.4Sweden (Dalarne) Pterygometopus schmidti (73413)