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Tumicephalus Palmer 1965 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Asaphida - Pterocephaliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 237641

Full reference: A. R. Palmer. 1965. Trilobites of the Late Cambrian Pterocephaliid Biomere in the Great Basin, United States. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 493:1-105

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

Sister taxa: Anechocephalus, Beigongia, Bromella, Cilia, Dikelocephalites, Housia, Labiostrella, Metachangshania, Morosa, Parahousia, Paramaladioidella, Pauciella, Pedinocephalites, Pelicephalus, Plesiocilia, Prehousia, Proapatokephaloides, Prodikelocephalites, Protemnites, Pseudaphelaspis, Pterocephaliinae, Pulchricapitus, Sigmocheilus, Strigambitus, Uxunella, Yangweizhouia, Yingziaspis

Subtaxa: Tumicephalus depressus

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Type: Tumicephalus depressus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder