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†family Encrinuridae Angelin 1854 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Phacopida

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

Sister taxa: Acastellina, Acastidae, Acastopyge, Adastocephalum, Aegrotocatellus, Alcaldops, Altaesajania, Alwynulus, Anapliomerella, Arduennella, Argentopyge, Australops, Bathycheilidae, Batyraspis, Bavarillidae, Bevanopsis, Blanodalmanites, Boeckops, Bolivianaspis, Bornholmaspis, Bufoceraurus, Burmeisterella, Burtonops, Calmoniidae, Calpmenella, Calymenidae, Calymenina, Celtencrinurus, Ceraurinium, Cerauropeltis, Chacomurus, Cheiruridae, Cheirurina, Chiarumanipyge, Cordapeltis, Corycephalus, Courtessolium, Crotalocephalides, Cryphina, Dalmanitidae, Dalmaniturus, Dayongia, Delocare, Demeterops, Denella, Devonodontochile, Diaphanometopus, Drotops, Eccoptochiloides, Echinophacops, Echinopyge, Elasmaspis, Eldredgeops, Emsurina, Eocheiurus, Eodindymene, Fenestraspis, Feruminops, Forillonaria, Forteyops, Foulonia, Frenerinuroides, Furacopyge, Gourdonia, Gyrometopus, Hadrohybus, Hammannopyge, Hapsiceraurus, Heliocephalus, Hexacosta, Homalonotidae, Ibexaspis, Illaenula, Josephulus, Kolymella, Krattaspis, Landyia, Laneites, Langgoni, Lasaguaditas, Leiostrototropis, Leviceraurus, Libertella, Liolophops, Llandovacaste, Malladaia, Metapliomerops, Mezocrotalus, Mitchellaspis, Morocconites, Neometacanthus, Nipponocalymene, Pamirotellus, Parachuangia, Paratzuchiatocnemis, Parevenkaspis, Pelitlina, Perirehaedulus, Phacopidae, Phacopina, Phalangocephalus, Pharostomatidae, Physemataspis, Pilekiidae, Pliomeridae, Podolites, Pompeckia, Probolops, Prodontochile, Prosopiscidae, Pterygometopidae, Ptychometopus, Punillaspis, Rabienops, Radiopyge, Renniella, Reraspis, Reussiana, Rhinophacops, Rhinoreedops, Rollmops, Roncellia, Sambremeusapis, Sanidopyge, Scabrella, Schoharia, Seisonia, Spathacalymene, Spinodontochile, Teichertops, Thulincola, Toxophacops, Trypaulites, Turcopyge, Typhloiscus, Uralops, Victorispina, Vietnamia, Walencrinuroides, Wallacia, Xuanenia, Xylabion, Yankaoia

Subtaxa: Atractopyge, Avalanchurus, Balizoma, Batocara, Billevittia, Coronocephalus, Cromus, Curriella, Cybele, Cybeloides, Cybelurus, Deacybele, Dindymene, Distyrax, Encrinurinae, Encrinuroides, Encrinurus, Erratencrinurus, Fragiscutum, Frammia, Kailia, Lyrapyge, Mackenziurus, Nucleurus, Oedicybele, Paracybeloides, Perryus, Plasiaspis, Prostrix, Rongxiella, Senticucullus, Sinocybele, Staurocephalus, Stiktocybele, Struszia

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore