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†family Encrinuridae Angelin 1854 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida

PaleoDB taxon number: 97159

Synonym: Staurocephalidae Prantl and Pribyl 1947 (taxon 307955)

Parent taxon: Phacopida according to H. B. Whittington et al. 1997

Sister taxa: Acastidae, Bathycheilidae, Bavarillidae, Calmoniidae, Calpmenella, Calymenidae, Calymenina, Cheirurina, Dalmanitidae, Diaphanometopidae, Emsurina, Eocheiurus, Eodindymene, Fenestraspis, Feruminops, Forillonaria, Foulonia, Frenerinuroides, Furacopyge, Gourdonia, Hapsiceraurus, Heliocephalus, Hexacosta, Homalonotidae, Ibexaspis, Illaenula, Josephulus, Kolymella, Langgoni, Leiostrototropis, Liolophops, Malladaia, Metapliomerops, Mezocrotalus, Mitchellaspis, Morocconites, Nipponocalymene, Pamirotellus, Parachuangia, Pelitlina, Perirehaedulus, Phacopidae, Phacopina, Phalangocephalus, Pharostomatidae, Pilekiidae, Pliomeridae, Podolites, Probolops, Prodontochile, Prosopiscidae, Pterygometopidae, Ptychometopus, Punillaspis, Rabienops, Radiopyge, Renniella, Reraspis, Reussiana, Rhinophacops, Rhinoreedops, Roncellia, Sambremeusapis, Sanidopyge, Scabrella, Schoharia, Spinodontochile, Teichertops, Toxophacops, Trypaulites, Turcopyge, Typhloiscus, Victorispina, Wallacia

Subtaxa: Aegrotocatellus, Alwynulus, Anapliomerella, Atractocybeloides, Australurus, Avalanchurus, Balizoma, Batocara, Bevanopsis, Celtencrinurus, Coronocephalus, Cromus, Curriella, Cybele, Cybelinae, Cybelurus, Dayongia, Dindymeninae, Distyrax, Elsarella, Encrinurinae, Fragiscutum, Frammia, Kailia, Lasaguaditas, Libertella, Lyrapyge, Mackenziurus, Nucleurus, Oedicybele, Paracybeloides, Parakailia, Perryus, Plasiaspis, Prophysemataspis, Prostrix, Rongxiella, Senticucullus, Sinocybele, Staurocephalinae, Staurocephalus, Stiktocybele, Struszia, Wuoaspis

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore