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Asaphellus Callaway 1877 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 19861

Synonyms: Asaphoon Hutchison and Ingham 1967 (no. 20311), Plesiomegalaspis Thoral 1946 (no. 20128)

Parent taxon: Asaphidae according to R. A. Robison and J. Pantoja-Alor 1968

Sister taxa: Anataphrus, Araiocaris, Asaphinae, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Basilicus, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Ekeraspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Gog, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, Isoteloides, Kayseraspis, Klabavia, Kobayashia, Lachnostoma, Lapidaria, Liomegalaspides, Lisogorites, Megalaspidella, Megalaspides, Megistaspis, Merlinia, Nahannia, Nerudaspis, Nileoides, Niobe, Niobella, Niobides, Niobina, Niobinae, Nobiliasaphus, Norinia, Ogmasaphus, Ogygiinae, Ogyginus, Ogygiocarella, Ogygiocaris, Ogygites, Ogygitoides, Onchometopus, Parabellefontia, Paramegalaspis, Paratamdaspis, Penchiopsis, Plectasaphus, Presbynileus, Promegalaspides, Protopresbynileus, Pseudasaphus, Pseudoasaphus, Pseudobasilicus, Pseudogriphasaphus, Pseudogygites, Pseudomegalaspis, Psilocephalina, Ptychopyge, Ptychopyginae, Ptyocephalus, Sanbernardaspis, Schizophorus, Stegnopsis, Stenorhachis, Suriaspis, Thysanopyge, Trigonocerca, Trigonocercella, Vogdesia, Xenostegium, Zhenganites, Zuninaspis

Subtaxa: Asaphellus artus, Asaphellus aspinus, Asaphellus catamarcensis, Asaphellus communis, Asaphellus homfrayi, Asaphellus jujuanus, Asaphellus riojanus

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder