Atractopyge

Atractopyge is a genus of trilobites that lived in what would be Asia and Europe from the middle Ordovician to the early Devonian from 472—412.3 mya, existing for approximately 59.7 million years.[2]

Atractopyge
Temporal range: middle Ordovician - early Devonian
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Atractopyge

Hawle and Corda, 1847
Species
  • A. aspera (Linnarsson, 1869) synonym Cybele aspera
  • A. belgica Lesperance, 1987
  • A. brevicauda (Angelin, 1854)
  • A. celtica Dean, 1965
  • A. condylosa Dean, 1971
  • A. confusa Owen, 1981
  • A. dalmani Owen & Tripp, 1988
  • A. dentata (Esmark, 1833)
  • A. errans Öpik, 1937
  • A. gaoluoensis T-M Zhou
  • A. gracilis Nikolaisen 1961
  • A. killochanensis Tripp, 1954
  • A. kutorgai (Schmidt, 1881)
  • A. laerensis Kreuger, 2004
  • A. lata Ji, 1986
  • A. lui Xiang & Ji, 1987
  • A. michelli (Reed, 1914) synonym Cybele michelli
  • A. pauli Mannil, 1958
  • A. petiolulata Tripp, 1976
  • A. progemma Owen, 1981
  • A. revaliensis (Schmidt, 1881)
  • A. rex (Nieszkowski, 1857)
  • A. scabra Dean, 1962
  • A. sedgwicki MacGregor, 1963
  • A. sellinensis Krueger, 2003
  • A. sinensis Lu, 1975
  • A. vardiana Mannil, 1958
  • A. veneficus Lesperance & Tripp, 1985
  • A. verrucosa (Dalman, 1827)
  • A. williamsi MacGregor, 1963
  • A. woerthi (Eichwald, 1840)[1]
  • A. xianquanensis Zhang, 1983

TaxonomyEdit

Atractopyge was named by Hawle and Corda (1847). Jell and Adrain (2003) list it as a currently valid genus name within the Phacopida, specifically within the Encrinuridae.[3]

Fossil distributionEdit

Fossil distribution is confined to the strata of the Early Llanvirn to Rawtheyan ages. Fossils have been recovered from Yunnan Province, China to the Stinchar River, United Kingdom to Ringerike, Norway.

HistoryEdit

A cranidium of Atractopyge was already illustrated by the Welsh scientist Edward Lhuyd in 1698.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Atractopyge woerthii". Saint-Petersburg Paleontological Laboratory. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  2. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Atractopyge, basic info
  3. ^ P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain. 2003. Available generic names for trilobites. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(2):331-553
  4. ^ R.M. Owens. "The Ordovician trilobite Atractopyge from Wales and northern England". the National Museum of Wales. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.

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