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Ceraurus Green 1832 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida - Cheiruridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 21491

Synonym: Bufoceraurus Hessin 1989 (taxon 21472)

Parent taxon: Cheiruridae according to E. Warburg 1925

Sister taxa: Acanthoparyphinae, Anasobella, Ancyginaspis, Arcticeraurinella, Areia, Areiaspis, Borealaspis, Bornholmaspis, Ceraurinium, Ceraurinus, Cerauroides, Cerauromeros, Cerauropeltis, Chacomurus, Cheirurinae, Cheirurus, Chiozoon, Contracheirurus, Courtessolium, Crotalocephalides, Crotalocephalina, Crotalocephalus, Cyrtometopinae, Cyrtometopus, Deiphon, Deiphoninae, Didrepanon, Eccoptochilinae, Forteyops, Gabriceraurus, Hammannopyge, Heliomera, Heliomeroides, Hemisphaerocoryphe, Holia, Hyrokybe, Ichiyamella, Junggarella, Kawina, Krattaspis, Ktenoura, Laneites, Lehua, Onycopyge, Osekaspis, Parayoungia, Parisoceraurus, Pateraspis, Patomaspis, Placoparina, Pompeckia, Proromma, Protocerauroides, Pseudocheirurus, Radiurus, Ratinkaspis, Remipyga, Sphaerexochinae, Sphaexerochinae, Stubblefieldia, Sycophantia, Turantyx, Valongia, Whittakerites, Xylabion, Xystocrania, Youngia, Zazvorkaspis

Subtaxa: Bufoceraurus bispinosus, Ceraurus (Eoceraurus), Ceraurus blussoni, Ceraurus gabrielsi, Ceraurus globulobatus, Ceraurus hirsuitus, Ceraurus infrequens, Ceraurus intermedia, Ceraurus latifrons, Ceraurus mackenziensis, Ceraurus maewestoides, Ceraurus matranseris, Ceraurus milleranus, Ceraurus pleurexanthemus, Ceraurus ruidus, Ceraurus serratus, Ceraurus tuberosus, Ceraurus whittingtoni

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Type: Ceraurus pleurexanthemus

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore