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Megistaspis Jaanusson 1956 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 20055

Synonym: Megalaspis Angelin 1851 [replaced name] (taxon 20054)

Parent taxon: Isotelinae according to O. A. Hoel 1999

Sister taxa: Fitzroyaspis, Golasaphus, Hoekaspis, Isoteloides, Isotelus, Megalaspides, Notopeltis

Subtaxa: Megalaspis pugiocauda, Megalaspis saltaensis, Megistaspis (Ekeraspis), Megistaspis (Megistaspidella), Megistaspis (Megistaspis), Megistaspis (Paramegistaspis), Megistaspis (Rhinoferus), Megistaspis limbatus

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Type: Trilobites limbatus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder