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Brachymetopus M'Coy 1847 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Brachymetopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 21103

Synonyms: Iriania Archbold 1981 (no. 243300), Loeipyge Kobayashi and Hamada 1979 (no. 21239)

Full reference: F. M'Coy. 1847. XXI. On the fossil botany and zoology of the rocks associated with the coal of Australia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 20(133):226-236

Parent taxon: Brachymetopinae according to R. M. Owens and W. Hammann 1990

Sister taxa: Asiagena, Oenonella, Proetides, Radnoria, Tschernyshewiella

Subtaxa: Brachymetopus (Acutimetopus), Brachymetopus gaoanensis, Brachymetopus jayae, Brachymetopus pseudometopina, Brachymetopus rhinorhachis, Brachymetopus spiniferus, Brachymetopus strzeleckii

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Type: Brachymetopus strzeleckii

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder