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Achatella kuckersianus

Trilobita - Phacopida - Pterygometopidae

Phacops (Pterygometopus) kuckersianus was named by Schmidt (1881).

It was recombined as Achatella (Vironiaspis) kuckersianus by Jaanusson and Ramsköld (1993); it was misspelled as Achatella (Vironiaspis) kuckersiana by Dolgov and Meidla (2011); it was recombined as Achatella kuckersianus by Swisher et al. (2016).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Achatella (Vironiaspis) kuckersianus Jaanusson and Ramsköld
2011Achatella (Vironiaspis) kuckersiana Dolgov and Meidla
2016Achatella kuckersianus Swisher et al. p. 62

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderPhacopidaSalter 1864
suborderPhacopinaStruve 1959
superfamilyPhacopoideaHupe 1953
familyPterygometopidaeReed 1905
subfamilyPterygometopinaeReed 1905
genusAchatellaDelo 1935
specieskuckersianus(Schmidt 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.

Achatella kuckersianus Schmidt 1881
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No diagnoses are available
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: minorg
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: carnivoresubo
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-06-10 09:12:29
Modified: 2009-06-10 11:12:29
Source: g = genus, f = family, subo = suborder, c = class
References: Hendy 2009, Fortey and Owens 1999, Aberhan et al. 2004

Age range: base of the Uhaku to the top of the Kukruse or 459.70000 to 456.80000 Ma

Collections (4 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Uhaku459.7 - 458.0Russian Federation Achatella kuckersiana (167734)
Kukruse458.0 - 456.8Estonia (Ida-Viru) Achatella kuckersianus (168534)
Kukruse458.0 - 456.8Estonia (Kohtla-Nõmme) Achatella kuckersianus (168527)
Kukruse458.0 - 456.8Russian Federation Achatella kuckersiana (160531)