Adelophthalmus

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Adelophthalmus
Temporal range: Devonian–Permian
Adelophthalmus imhofi.jpg
Adelophthalmus imhofi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Merostomata
Order: Eurypterida
Superfamily: Adelophthalmoidea
Family: Adelophthalmidae
Genus: Adelophthalmus
Jordan in Jordan & von Mayer, 1854
Type species
Adelophthalmus granosus
Jordan in Jordan & von Meyer, 1854
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Lepidoderma Reuss, 1855
  • Anthraconectes Meek & Worthen, 1868
  • Polyzosternites Goldenberg, 1873
  • Glyptoscorpius Peach, 1882

Adelophthalmus is a genus of prehistoric eurypterid of the family Adelophthalmidae.[1]

Description[edit]

A. mansfieldi fossils

Adelophthalmus is distinguishable by its elongate body, with spurs on the segments; its walking legs, which lack spines; and its long styliform (pointed) telson.[2]

Species[edit]

Adelophthalmus Jordan in Jordan & von Mayer, 1854
  • Adelophthalmus approximatus (Hall & Clarke, 1888) – Carboniferous, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Adelophthalmus asturica (Melendez, 1971) – Carboniferous, d’Ablana, Spain
  • Adelophthalmus bradorensis (Bell, 1922) – Carboniferous, N. Campbelltown
  • Adelophthalmus cambieri (Pruvost, 1930) – Carboniferous, Charleroi, Belgium
  • ?Adelophthalmus carbonarius (Chernyshev, 1933) – Carboniferous, Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Adelophthalmus chinensis (Grabau, 1920) – Carboniferous to Permian Zhaozezhuang
  • Adelophthalmus corneti (Pruvost, 1939) – Carboniferous, Quaregnon, Belgium
  • Adelophthalmus douvillei (de Lima, 1890) – Permian, Bussaco, Portugal
  • Adelophthalmus dumonti (Stainier, 1917) – Carboniferous, Mechelen-sur-Meuse
  • Adelophthalmus granosus Jordan in Jordan & von Meyer, 1854 – Carboniferous, Saarbrücken, Germ.
  • Adelophthalmus imhofi (Reuss, 1855) – Carboniferous, Vlkys, Czech Rep.
  • Adelophthalmus irinae Shpinev, 2006 – Carboniferous, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Adelophthalmus kidstoni (Peach, 1888) – Carboniferous, Radstock, England
  • ?Adelophthalmus lohesti (Dewalque in Fraipont 1889) – Devonian, Pont de Bonne, Belg.
  • Adelophthalmus luceroensis Kues & Kietzke, 1981 – Permian, New Mexico
  • Adelophthalmus mansfieldi (Hall, 1877) – Carboniferous, Pennsylvania
= Eurypterus stylus Hall, 1884
  • Adelophthalmus mazonensis (Meek & Worthen, 1868) – Carboniferous, Illinois
  • Adelophthalmus moyseyi (Woodward, 1907a) – Carboniferous, Ilkeston, Blaengarw
= Eurypterus derbiensis Woodward, 1907
  • Adelophthalmus nebraskensis (Barbour, 1914) – Permian, Nebraska
  • Adelophthalmus pennsylvanicus (Hall, 1877) – Carboniferous, Pennsylvania
  • ?Adelophthalmus ?perornatus (Peach, 1882) – Carboniferous, Glencartholm, Scotl.
  • Adelophthalmus pruvosti Kjellesvig-Waering, 1948b – Carboniferous, Lens, France
  • ?Adelophthalmus raniceps Goldenberg, 1873 – Carboniferous, Saarbrücken, Germ.
  • Adelophthalmus sellardsi (Dunbar, 1924) – Permian, Elmo, Kansas
  • Adelophthalmus sievertsi (Størmer, 1969) – Devonian, Willwerath, Germ.
= ?Eurypterus trapezoides Størmer, 1974
  • Adelophthalmus waterstoni (Tetlie et al., 2004) – Devonian, Kimberley, Australia
  • Adelophthalmus wilsoni (Woodward, 1888) – Carboniferous, Radstock, England
  • Adelophthalmus zadrai Přibyl, 1952 – Carboniferous, Moravo-Silesia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason A. Dunlop, David Penney, & Denise Jekel; with additional contributions from Lyall I. Anderson, Simon J. Braddy, James C. Lamsdell, Paul A. Selden, & O. Erik Tetlie (2011). "A summary list of fossil spiders and their relatives". In Norman I. Platnick. The world spider catalog, version 11.5. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Størmer, L. 1955. Merostomata. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part P Arthropoda 2, Chelicerata, p. 30.

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