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†family Telephinidae Marek 1952 (trilobite)

Trilobita

Synonym: Carrickiinae Dean 1971 [invalid subgroup]

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

Sister taxa: Aceroproetus, Acetopeltis, Analocaspis, Appendicysta, Aprathia, Ascopeltis, Asiagena, Aulacopleuridae, Aulacopleurina, Aulacopleuroidea, Bailielloides, Bapingaspis, Bathyuridae, Bitumulina, Bohemiproetus, Bolivicrania, Boliviproetus, Borealia, Calybole, Cammingella, Camsellia, Ceratopeltis, Ceratoproetus, Chauffouraspis, Clavibole, Clypoproetus, Coignops, Constantina, Cyamella, Cyamops, Daihuaia, Dechenellurus, Devonocoryphe, Devonoproetus, Dimeropygidae, Dohmiella, Dudu, Eocyrtosymbole, Eoproetus, Erbenicoryphe, Eudechenella, Evagena, Formonia, Frithjofia, Ganinella, Gapeevella, Gitarra, Gonioteloides, Gracemerea, Hanjiangaspis, Helioproetoides, Hexianella, Holotrachelidae, Huanoproetus, Humeia, Humilogriffithides, Hypaproetus, Hystricuridae, Karginella, Kegeliella, Khalfinella, Kinderlania, Kolymoproetus, Kulmiella, Langgonbole, Linguaproetus, Lophiokephalion, Mahaiella, Merebolina, Monodechella, Moravocoryphe, Niachangella, Oehlertia, Oenonella, Oidalaproetus, Otarionides, Pachyproetus, Palaeophillipsia, Panarchaegonus, Parachaunoproetus, Paradechenella, Parafrithjofia, Paragriffithides, Parapalebralia, Parawarburgella, Particeps, Paryfenus, Perakaspis, Perliproetus, Phaselops, Phyllaspis, Platyantyx, Pontipalpebralia, Prodiacoryphe, Proetocephalus, Proetoidea, Proscharyia, Protarchaegonus, Pseudogerastos, Pseudotrinodus, Pterocoryphe, Pulcherproetus, Pusillaboles, Quyuania, Radonia, Richteraspis, Rorringtoniidae, Scharyiidae, Schizophillipsia, Sinobole, Skemmatocare, Skemmatopyge, Spatulina, Sperginaspis, Tayanaella, Tcherkesovia, Tekinia, Thalabaria, Tropidocoryphidae, Tschernyschewiella, Vandergrachtia, Vitaella, Wagnerispina, Waideggula, Warburgaspis, Weberiphillipsia, Xenoboloides, Xenodechenella, Xiangzhongella, Yanshanaspis, Yichangaspis, Zhegangula

Subtaxa: Carolinites, Carrickia, Goniophrys, Ompheter, Oopsites, Opipeuter, Phorocephala, Telephina

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Ecology: nektonic microcarnivore