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Perissopyge Blaker et al. 1996 (trilobite)

Trilobita

PaleoDB taxon number: 65742

Full reference: M. R. Blaker, C.A. Nelson, and J.S. Peel. 1996. Perissopyge, a new trilobite from the Lower Cambrian of Greenland and North America. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 41(3-4):209-216

Parent taxon: Trilobita according to M. Stein and J. S. Peel 2008

Sister taxa: Abakanopleura, Acantholenus, Acrohybus, Aglagalia, Agnostida, Agraulaeva, Aguaraya, Aidarella, Aldonaiidae, Alomataspis, Altajaharpes, Amechilus, Amgaspididae, Amginouyia, Ampellatocephalina, Anacopodia, Anomocarellidae, Antagmidae, Antagmopleura, Antatlaeva, Asaphida, Atopidae, Aulacopleurida, Auritamidae, Avalonia, Avascutellum, Avoninidae, Barklyella, Bathynotellus, Bathynotidae, Beikedamaspis, Bergerolimbus, Bicornipyge, Blayacina, Bondarevites, Brevitermierella, Bridgeia, Carmon, Catadoxides, Chakasskia, Changshaniidae, Chinensis, Chondroparia, Conoides, Cornovica, Corynexochida, Costonia, Crossoura, Curiaspis, Cuyanaspis, Cyclolenzellina, Dalmanites troosti, Deltacare, Dikelocephalidae, Edganocare, Ellipsocephaloididae, Ellipsuella, Ellsaspis, Entomostracites, Entsyna, Eodiscida, Eosaukia, Erbenochile, Esseigania, Eulomella, Eutrilobita, Fabulaspis, Folliceps, Fritzaspis, Galahetes, Gentilapsis, Gigmpeltis, Gigoutella, Giordanella, Goycoia, Hamashania, Harpetida, Harpida, Harpididae, Hercantyx, Hicksia, Holocephalinidae, Howelluella, Ignotogregatidae, Indigestus, Indiligens, Ishpella, Isocolidae, Issafenia, Issafeniella, Ityophoridae, Jamrogiidae, Jonotus, Jubileia, Judaiella, Juriietella, Kamlacus, Kanfuqingia, Kerbinella, Kinsabia, Knechtelia, Kolpura, Kujandina, Leptopilus, Levisia, Libristoma, Lichida, Liriamnica, Llanoaspididae, Lomsucaspis, Lotosoides, Loxonepea, Loxopeltis, Lusampa, Mannschreckia, Mapaniidae, Mataninella, Mecophrys, Megalaspidicus, Megalurites, Meisterella, Meneghinella, Metapopristis, Missisquoiidae, Monkaspididae, Moretarva, Namanoiidae, Naraoiida, Neomalungia, Nepeidae, Ninaspis, Norina, Odontopleurida, Ogygiocaridinae, Olenellida, Olenida, Onchonotopsidae, Opisthoparia, Ordosiidae, Orictocara, Orienturus, Otekmaspis, Otenaspella, Oxygonaspis, Paichiashania, Palaeolentus, Paleoaethia, Palmeraspis, Paraplagiura, Paraplesiograulos, Pararania, Peculicephalina, Phacopida, Phylacteridae, Piliolites, Planolimbus, Pliomerellus, Poculicephalina, Polycyrtaspididae, Proetida, Proparia, Pseudoacicaudus, Pseudoclelandia, Pseudocrecephalaspina, Pseudoliostracina, Pseudosalteria, Pseudotermierella, Ptyttstrigis, Punctaspis, Redlichaspis, Redlichiida, Remopleuridacea, Repinaella, Resseria, Resseropsis, Rochaeva, Rowia, Sailycaspis, Sarkiidae, Scutelluidae, Sectigena, Selenocoryphe, Serksia, Serksioides, Sibiriopeltis, Smeathenia, Sphaerocare, Spizharaspis, Stittaspis, Sunaspididae, Tadakoustia, Taidonorus, Taplimella, Tazemmourtia, Thymurus, Tongxingaspis, Toxotis, Trapezocephalina, Trilobus, Trinia, Tuyunaspis, Ullaspis, Ulrickaspis, Utiidae, Validaspis, Volonellus, Westergardia, Whittardolithus, Winsteria, Wuaniidae, Zigzuella

Subtaxa: Perissopyge phenax, Perissopyge triangulata

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Type: Perissopyge phenax

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore