Redlichia

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Redlichia
Temporal range: Toyonian/Ordian
Redlichia takooensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Redlichiida
Suborder: Redlichiina
Family: Redlichiidae
Genus: Redlichia
Cossmann, 1902,
Species
  • R. noetlingi (Redlich, 1899) (Type) synonym Hoeferia noetlingi
  • R. advialis Öpik, 1970
  • R. amadeana Öpik, 1970
  • R. chinensis Walcott, 1905
  • R. creta Öpik, 1970
  • R. endoi Lu, 1950
  • R. forresti (Etheridge, 1890) synonym Olenellus forresti[1]
  • R. guizhouensis Zhou, 1974
  • R. gumridgensis Laurie, 2004
  • R. idonea Whitehouse, 1939
  • R. lepta Öpik, 1970
  • R. petita Öpik, 1970
  • R. mayalis Öpik, 1970
  • R. micrograpta Öpik, 1970
  • R. takooensis Lu, 1950[2]
  • R. venulosa (Whitehouse, 1939) synonym Mesodema venulosa
  • R. versabunda Öpik, 1970
  • R. vertumnia Öpik, 1970
Synonyms

Hoeferia Redlich, 1899 non Bittner, 1894
Mesodema Whitehouse, 1939
Dongshania Lin in Qiu et al., 1983
Spinoredlichia Liu, 1975

Redlichia is a genus of trilobite of the Redlichiidae family, from the late Lower and early Middle Cambrian period. Their fossils are found chiefly in Australia and South China (Yunnan).

Taxonomy[edit]

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 considered synonyms of Redlichia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glauert, L. "Determination of the exact localities where Cambrian fossils were collected by E.T. Hardman in 1884". Records of the Western Australian Museaum and Art Gallery 1 (2): 66–72. 
  2. ^ Paterson, R.J.; Jago, J.B. (2006). "New trilobites from the Lower Cambrian Emu Bay Shale Lagerstätte at Big Gully, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.". Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 32: 43–57. ISSN 0810-8889. 
  3. ^ Mikko Haaramo. "Mikko's Phylogeny Archive". Retrieved 6 November 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hagadorn, J.W. (2002). "Burgess Shale-type Localities: The global picture". In Bottjer, D.J., W. Etter, J.W. Hagadorn & C.M. Tang, eds. Exceptional Fossil Preservation -- A Unique View on the Evolution of Marine Life. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0231102542. 
  • Greg Edgecombe and the Australian Museum. "Australian Trilobites: A Species List and Bibliography". Retrieved August 23, 2005. 
  • Sam Gon III. "A guide to the Orders of Trilobites". Retrieved August 23, 2005. 
  • Nedin, C. (1995). "The Emu Bay Shale, a Lower Cambrian fossil Lagerstätte, Kangaroo Island, South Australia". Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 18: 31–40. 
  • Simpson, Dave. "Trilobites of South Australia". Retrieved August 23, 2005.