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†family Aphelaspididae Palmer 1960 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida

PaleoDB taxon number: 133754

Parent taxon: Asaphida according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2003

Sister taxa: Aethodionide, Ajacicrepida, Alsataspididae, Andrarinidae, Anomocarellidae, Asaphina, Asaphoidea, Auritamidae, Bohemillidae, Borogothus, Borthaspis, Boschchekulia, Brandysops, Bumastides, Callaspis, Camaraspoides, Caulaspis, Caznaia, Ceratolithus, Ceratopygidae, Ceronocare, Chondranomocare, Clavatellus, Cremastoglottos, Cyclopygidae, Cyclopygoidea, Digrypos, Dikelocephalacea, Dikelocephalidae, Dikelocephalinidae, Dikelocephalopsis, Dionididae, Dipleuropyge, Doremataspis, Ectenaspis, Eirelithus, Elkia, Elongatanileus, Emanuelaspis, Eoapatokephalus, Eoptychaspis, Eowuhuia, Erbenia, Eurekiidae, Flabellocephalus, Galerosaukia, Glyphopeltis, Gogiura, Homalopyge, Hukasawaia, Hungaiidae, Idahoiidae, Isyrakopeltis, Kaniniella, Kazelia, Kobayashella, Kogenium, Kokuria, Lakaspis, Lannacus, Liaoningella, Lichengia, Lingukainella, Liostracinidae, Lophoholcus, Lycophron, Lynaspis, Macropygella, Macrotoxus, Mansuyella, Mapanopsis, Meeria, Metayuepingia, Mioptychopyge, Monkaspididae, Nadiyella, Nanlingia, Neopeltis, Nileidae, Nomadinis, Norasaphus, Notoaphelaspis, Osceolia, Paivinia, Palella, Parabolinoididae, Parabumasttides, Paraphillipsinella, Paratrinucleus, Pedinocephalina, Pedinocephalus, Plecteuloma, Plesiyuepingia, Portentosus, Psalaspis, Pseudampyxina, Pseudocyclopyge, Pseudoptyocephalus, Pterocephaliidae, Ptychaspididae, Quitacetra, Quitalia, Raphiophoridae, Remopleuridae, Rhyssometopidae, Rhyssometropus, Richardsonellidae, Saimachia, Saukiidae, Saukioides, Scinocephalus, Sigmakainella, Sinosaukia, Stenochilina, Stigmacephaloides, Taihungshaniidae, Tchukeraspis, Telaemarrolithus, Temnoura, Theodensia, Toernquistina, Tramoria, Trigonoaspis, Trinucleidae, Walcottaspis, Xenasaphus, Yumenaspis

Subtaxa: Amorphella, Aphelaspis, Apheloides, Dicanthopyge, Erixanium, Eugonocare, Kazakhius, Labiostria, Listroa, Litocephalus, Maduiya, Nganasanella, Olenaspella, Olentella, Taenicephalites, Taenora, Tamaranella

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder