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Monanocephalus Zhang et al. 1980 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Ptychopariida - Ptychopariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 201456

Full reference: W. Zhang, H. Lin, H. Wu and J. Yuan. 1980. Cambrian stratigraphy and trilobite fauna from the Zhongtiao Mountains, southern Shanxi. Memoirs of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology 16:39-110

Parent taxon: Ptychopariidae according to S. Peng et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Achlysopsis, Altikolia, Altitudella, Amecephalites, Asthenopsis, Austinvillia, Balangcunaspis, Bathyholcus, Bathyocos, Billingsaspis, Binodaspis, Bolaspidina, Braintreella, Brunswickia, Caborcella, Cathayanella, Chengshanaspis, Conopolus, Danzhaina, Deltina, Douposiella, Elrathina, Eokaotaia, Eokochaspis, Eoptychoparia, Eosoptychoparia, Eospencia, Gaphuraspis, Gedongaspis, Gunnia, Hadrocephalites, Illtydaspis, Jangudaspis, Jiagouia, Jialaopsis, Jianchangia, Jiumenia, Kaotaia, Kochaspis, Kochiella, Kochina, Kunmingaspis, Laminurus, Laoyingshania, Lyriaspis, Meitania, Mexicella, Mufushania, Nangaoia, Nangaops, Neoblairella, Neoregina, Olenekina, Onchocephalites, Pachyaspis, Palmerara, Panacus, Paramecephalus, Paraperiomma, Parapoulsenia, Paraziboaspis, Piaziella, Pingluaspis, Plagiura, Plesiamecephalus, Poulsenella, Poulsenia, Probowmania, Probowmaniella, Probowmanops, Proliostracus, Psilostracus, Ptychoparella, Ptychoparia, Ptychopariinae, Qiaotouaspis, Ruichengella, Sanwania, Schistometopus, Semisphaerocephalus, Shantungaspis, Shuiyuella, Sinoptychoparia, Spencella, Spencia, Stoecklinia, Suluktella, Syspacephalus, Tongshania, Townleyella, Trigonyangaspis, Tukalandaspis, Ulrichaspis, Vermontella, Volocephalina, Wanhuaia, Weijiaspis, Wuhaina, Xilingxia, Xingrenaspis, Yaojiayuella, Yuknessaspis, Ziboaspidella, Ziboaspis

Subtaxa: Monanocephalus latus, Monanocephalus liquani, Monanocephalus maopoensis, Monanocephalus zhongtiaoshanensis

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Type: Monanocephalus zhongtiaoshanensis

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore