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Cedaria prolifica

Trilobita - Olenida - Cedariidae

Cedaria prolifica was named by Walcott (1924). It is the type species of Cedaria.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1924Cedaria prolifica Walcott

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
familyCedariidaeRaymond 1937
genusCedariaWalcott 1924
speciesprolificaWalcott 1924

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.

Cedaria prolifica Walcott 1924
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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
Ontogeny: molting, addition of partsc
Environment: marinec
Locomotion: fast-movingc
Life habit: low-level epifaunalc
Diet: carnivorec
Vision: well-developedf
Created: 2009-06-02 14:44:31
Modified: 2009-06-02 16:44:31
Source: g = genus, f = family, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Hendy 2009, Whittington et al. 1997

Age range: base of the Menevian to the top of the Marjumian or 513.00000 to 498.50000 Ma

Collections (5 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Menevian513.0 - 501.0Greenland (Peary Land) Cedaria prolifica (49486 49487)
Marjumian513.0 - 498.5USA (Alabama) Cedaria prolifica (75641)
Dresbachian501.0 - 485.4Canada (Yukon) Cedaria prolifica (55221)
Dresbachian501.0 - 485.4Canada (Northwest Territories) Cedaria prolifica (25605)