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Bolbocephalus seelyi

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Bathyurus seelyi was named by Whitfield (1889). Its type specimen is AMNH 35502 (lectotype), a cephalon/head (cranidium), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Division B Beds, below the lower "Ophileta beds", Section northeast of Shoreham, which is in a Stairsian carbonate limestone/dolomite in the Fort Ann Formation of Vermont. It is the type species of Bolbocephalus.

It was recombined as Paraplethopeltis seelyi by Boyce (1989); it was recombined as Bolbocephalus seelyi by Fortey and Bruton (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1989Paraplethopeltis seelyi Boyce p. 43
2013Bolbocephalus seelyi Fortey and Bruton

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyBathyuridaeWalcott 1886
subfamilyBathyurinaeWalcott 1886
genusBolbocephalusWhitfield 1890

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.

Bolbocephalus seelyi Whitfield 1889
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No diagnoses are available
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: deposit feedero
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-12-19 02:31:34
Modified: 2009-12-19 04:31:34
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Fortey and Owens 1999, Whittington et al. 1997

Age range: base of the Tulean to the top of the Stairsian or 480.80000 to 478.60000 Ma

Collections (7 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Demingian485.4 - 478.6Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) Paraplethopeltis seelyi (106211)
Demingian485.4 - 478.6Canada (Newfoundland) Paraplethopeltis seelyi (195754 196501)
Stairsian485.4 - 478.6USA (Vermont) Bathyurus seelyi (type locality: 56488)
Jeffersonian485.4 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) Paraplethopeltis seelyi (195774)
Tulean480.8 - 474.9Canada (Newfoundland) Paraplethopeltis seelyi (195773) Paraplethopeltis seelyi, Bolbocephalus seelyi (195769)