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†superfamily Aulacopleuroidea Angelin 1854 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida

PaleoDB taxon number: 85684

Parent taxon: Proetida according to R. M. Owens 2004

Sister taxa: Aceroproetus, Acetopeltis, Appendicysta, Aprathia, Ascopeltis, Aulacopleuridae, Bailielloides, Bapingaspis, Bathyuridae, Bitumulina, Bolivicrania, Boliviproetus, Borealia, Calybole, Cammingella, Camsellia, Ceratoproetus, Chauffouraspis, Clavibole, Coignops, Constantina, 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, Karginella, Kegeliella, Khalfinella, Kinderlania, Kolymoproetus, Kulmiella, Langgonbole, Linguaproetus, Lophiokephalion, Mahaiella, Merebolina, Monodechella, Moravocoryphe, Niachangella, Oehlertia, Oidalaproetus, Pachyproetus, Palaeophillipsia, Panarchaegonus, Parachaunoproetus, Paradechenella, Parafrithjofia, Paragriffithides, Parapalebralia, Parawarburgella, Particeps, Paryfenus, Perakaspis, Perliproetus, Phaselops, Phyllaspis, Platyantyx, Pontipalpebralia, Prodiacoryphe, Proetidae, Proetocephalus, Proetoidea, Proscharyia, Pseudogerastos, Pterocoryphe, Pulcherproetus, Pusillaboles, Quyuania, Radonia, Richteraspis, Scharyiidae, Schizophillipsia, Sinobole, Skemmatocare, Sperginaspis, Tayanaella, Tcherkesovia, Tekinia, Telephinidae, Thalabaria, Tropidocoryphidae, Tschernyschewiella, Vandergrachtia, Vitaella, Wagnerispina, Waideggula, Weberiphillipsia, Xenoboloides, Xenodechenella, Xiangzhongella, Yanshanaspis, Yichangaspis, Zhegangula

Subtaxa: Brachymetopidae, Rorringtoniidae

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder