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Richardsonella megalops

Trilobita - Asaphida - Remopleurididae

Dikelocephalus megalops was named by Billings (1860).

It was recombined as Conokephalina megalops by Walcott (1914); it was recombined as Richardsonella megalops by Raymond (1924) and Rasetti (1944).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1860Dikelocephalus megalops Billings p. 28
1914Conokephalina megalops Walcott
1924Richardsonella megalops Raymond
1944Richardsonella megalops Rasetti p. 254

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderAsaphidaSalter 1864
superfamilyAsaphoideaSalter 1864
familyRemopleurididaeHawle and Corda 1847
genusRichardsonellaRaymond 1924
speciesmegalops(Billings 1860)

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.

Richardsonella megalops Billings 1860
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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: actively mobilef
Life habit: nektobenthicf
Diet: carnivorec
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-04-13 10:12:30
Modified: 2009-12-14 07:33:04
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Trempealeauan or 492.50000 to 485.40000 Ma

Collections: one only

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Trempealeauan492.5 - 485.4Canada (Quebec) Richardsonella megalops (224138)