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Parahystricurus Ross, Jr. 1951 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Hystricuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 21288

Full reference: R. J. Ross, Jr. 1951. Stratigraphy of the Garden City Formation in northeastern Utah, and its trilobite faunas. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Bulletin 6:1-161

Parent taxon: Hystricuridae according to J. M. Adrain et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Amblycranium, Etheridgaspis, Glabretina, Guizhouhystricurus, Hillyardininae, Hintzecurinae, Holubaspis, Hystricurinae, Millardicurus, Nyaya, Omuliovia, Paenebeltella, Paraplethopeltis, Psalikilopsis, Psalikilus, Rollia, Taoyuania, Tasmanaspis

Subtaxa: Parahystricurus bispicatus, Parahystricurus carinatus, Parahystricurus fraudator, Parahystricurus oculirotundus, Parahystricurus pustulosus, Parahystricurus smithiae

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Type: Parahystricurus fraudator

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder