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Basilicus Salter 1849 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Asaphidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 19872

Synonyms: Mekynophrys Harrington 1938 (no. 20708), Parabasilicus Kobayashi 1934 (no. 20108)

Parent taxon: Asaphidae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2002

Sister taxa: Anataphrus, Araiocaris, Asaphellus, Asaphinae, Atopasaphus, Aulacoparia, Australopyge, Bellefontia, Birmanites, Bohemopyge, Brachyaspis, Branisaspis, Burminresia, Ectenaspis, Emanuelaspis, Eoasaphus, Eoisotelus, Fuyunia, Gerasaphes, Griphasaphus, Guohongjunia, Hemigyraspis, Homotelus, Hunnebergia, Isabelinia, Isotelinae, Kayseraspis, Klabavia, Kobayashia, Lachnostoma, Liomegalaspides, Lisogorites, Lycophron, Megalaspidella, Merlinia, Metaptychopyge, Mioptychopyge, Nahannia, Nerudaspis, Nileoides, Ningkianites, Niobella, Niobides, Niobina, Niobinae, Nobiliasaphus, Norasaphus, Norinia, Ogmasaphus, Ogygiinae, Ogyginus, Ogygiocarella, Ogygiocaris, Ogygites, Ogygitoides, Onchometopus, Parabellefontia, Paramegalaspis, Paratamdaspis, Penchiopsis, Plectasaphus, Presbynileus, Priceaspis, Promegalaspidinae, Proscharyia, Protopresbynileus, Protoptychopyge, Pseudasaphus, Pseudoasaphus, Pseudogriphasaphus, Pseudogygites, Psilocephalina, Ptychopyge, Ptychopyginae, Ptyocephalus, Sanbernardaspis, Schizophorus, Stegnopsis, Stenorhachis, Suriaspis, Thysanopyge, Trigonocerca, Trigonocercella, Vogdesia, Xenostegium, Zhenganites, Zuninaspis

Subtaxa: Basilicus (Basiliella), Basilicus asper, Basilicus jinlini, Basilicus mckeei, Mekynophrys nanna, Parabasilicus typicalis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder