Temporal range: Toyonian/Ordian
Hoeferia Redlich, 1899 non Bittner, 1894
Redlichia is a genus of trilobite of the Redlichiidae family, with large to very large species (up to 35 centimetres or 14 inches long). It lived during the Lower Cambrian (Toyonian) in China, Korea, Pakistan, Himalayan region, Iran, Spain, southern Siberia, and Antarctica, while it is known from the Middle Cambrian (Ordian) of Australia.
Redlich originally named the genus Hoeferia (1899). It turned out however, that this name was already given to an Arcoid bivalve by Bittner (1894), rendering it an unavailable junior homonym. This is why in 1902 Cossmann renamed Hoeferia Redlich, 1899 to Redlichia.
Mesodema Whitehouse, 1939, Dongshania Lin in Qiu et al., 1983, and Spinoredlichia Liu, 1975, are all considered to be synonyms of Redlichia.
Some of the species that were originally assigned to Redlichia were later moved to other genera.
- R. blanckenhorni = Redlichops blanckenhorni
- R. finalis = Redlichaspis finalis
- R. nakamurai = Neoredlichia nakamurai
- R. walcotti Lu, 1941= Archaeops lui
- R. walcotti Mansuy, 1912= Saukandiops walcotti
- R. cf. walcotti Saito, 1934= Latiredlichia saitoi
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