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Redlichiida


Classification

All organisms alive today are given a scientific name by which they can be recognised. The scientific name consists of a generic and specific name written in italics. Similar genera and species are grouped together in a taxonomic hierarchy: genera into families; families into orders; orders into classes and classes into phyla. Sub groups below and super groups above may be added e.g. a superfamily is above family level.

If the Arthropoda with their similar segmented exoskeleton and jointed legs are a phylum, then trilobites are a class and the Redlichiida are an order within Class Trilobita.

Further named levels within the redlichiid taxonomic hierarchy are as follows:


Suborder

Superfamily

Family

Genus

Olenellina Olenelloidea Olenellidae
Holmiidae
Olenellus
Holmia
Fallotaspidoidea Fallotaspididae
Archaeaspididae
Judomiidae
Neltneriidae
Fallotaspis
Archaeaspis
Judomia
Nelneria
Redlichiina Emuellidea Emuellidae Emuella
Redlichioidea Redlichiidae
Doleolenidae
Yinitidae
Mayiellidae
Gygantopygidae
Saukiandidae
Metadoxididae
Abadiellidae
Kuechowiidae
Menneraspididae
Redlichinidae
Chengkouaspidae
Redlichia
Dolerolenus
Yinites
Mayiella
Gigantopygus
Saukianda
Metadoxides
Abadiella
Kueichowia
Menneraspis
Redlichina
Chengkouaspis
Paradoxidoidea Paradoxididae
Centropleuridae
Xystriduridae
Paradoxides; hydrocephalus
Centropluera
Xystridura

 

Author: Sue Beardmore
Last updated: 18/11/06

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