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Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

Gignopeltis was named by Raymond (1924) [Sepkoski's age data: O l]. Its type is Dolichometopus rarus.

It was assigned to Trilobita by Sepkoski (2002); and to Bathyuridae by Jell and Adrain (2002).


Synonymy list
YearName and author
1924Gignopeltis Raymond
2002Gignopeltis Jell and Adrain p. 378
2002Gigmpeltis Sepkoski

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumArtiopoda(Hou and Bergstrom)
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyBathyuridaeWalcott 1886
genusGignopeltisRaymond 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.

G. †Gignopeltis Raymond 1924
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Gignopeltis rarus Billings 1865
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, Whittington et al. 1997, Fortey and Owens 1999

Age range: base of the Floian to the top of the Blackhillsian or 477.70000 to 470.00000 Ma

Collections (2 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tulean - Blackhillsian480.8 - 470.0Canada (Newfoundland) G. rarus (196385)
Floian477.7 - 470.0Canada (Ontario) G. rarus (173861)