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Punka Fortey 1979 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Bathyuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 155808

Full reference: R. A. Fortey. 1979. Early Ordovician trilobites from the Catoche Formation (St. George Group), western Newfoundland. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 321:61-114

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

Sister taxa: Acidiphorus, Bathyurellinae, Bathyurellus, Bathyurina, Bathyurinae, Bathyurus, Benthamaspis, Bolbocephalus, Catochia, Ceratopeltis, Eleutherocentrus, Ermanella, Grinnellaspis, Jeffersonia, Licnocephala, Madaraspis, Peltabellia, Petigurus, Pseudoolenoides, Rananasus, Randaynia, Raymondites, Strigigenalis, Uromystrum

Subtaxa: Punka akoura, Punka caecata, Punka flabelliformis, Punka nitidus, Punka verecunda

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Type: Bathyurellus nitidus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder