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Taemasaspis

Trilobita - Lichida - Odontopleuridae

Taxonomy
Taemasaspis was named by Chatterton (1971) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ldov-u S Wenl-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1245]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Odontopleurida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Odontopleuridae by Jell and Adrain (2003).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Taemasaspis Chatterton
2002Gondwanaspis Feist p. 204
2002Taemasaspis Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Gondwanaspis Jell and Adrain p. 379
2003Taemasaspis Jell and Adrain p. 450

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
RankNameAuthor
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderLichidaMoore 1959
familyOdontopleuridaeBurmeister 1843
genusTaemasaspisChatterton 1971

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. Feist 2002 (Gondwanaspis)Cephalon with glabellar lobes not inflated, rect− angular central lobe; straight ocular ridges; no sutural ridges; eye shifted in midst of genal field; no occipital spines; straight, outward directed librigenal spine, exceeding length of glabella; spines along the entire anterior and antero−lateral margins.