Hintzeia

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Hintzeia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Phacopida
Family: Pliomeridae
Genus: Hintzeia
Harrington, 1957

Hintzeia is a trilobite in the order Phacopida (family Pliomeridae), that existed during the lower Ordovician in what is now the United States. It was described by Harrington in 1957, and the type species is Hintzeia aemula (type specimen: 26434 (AMNH)), which was originally described under the genus Protopliomerops by Hintze in 1953. Harrington also moved two other Protopliomerops species, P. celsaora and P. firmimarginis, under Hintzeia. The generic name is derived from that of the type species' author. The type locality was the Fillmore Formation in Utah.[1]

Species[edit]

  • Hintzeia aemula (Hintze, 1953)
  • Hintzeia celsaora (Ross, 1951)
  • Hintzeia firmimarginis (Hintze, 1952)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Available Generic Names for Trilobites P.A. Jell and J.M. Adrain.

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