30351 - Rare 0.35 Inch Otarion ceratopathalmos Devonian Trilobite - France
30351 - Rare 0.35 Inch Otarion ceratopathalmos Devonian Trilobite - France 30351 - Rare 0.35 Inch Otarion ceratopathalmos Devonian Trilobite - France 30351 - Rare 0.35 Inch Otarion ceratopathalmos Devonian Trilobite - France

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30351 - Rare 0.35 Inch Otarion ceratopathalmos Devonian Trilobite - France

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† Otarion ceratopathalmos
Devonian, (~390 Million Years)
Vireux, France
Vireux Devonian Outcrops
8.9 mm   •    in
155 g   •    oz
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Otarion, Zenker 1833 (trilobite)
Trilobita - Aulacopleuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 21275

Synonyms: Conoparia Hawle and Corda 1847 (no. 155231), Otarionella Weyber 1965 (no. 21276)

Parent taxon: Aulacopleuridae according to P.A. Jell and J.M. Adrain 2003

See also Jell and Adrain 2002, Sepkoski 2002, Thomas and Owens 1978 and Whittington 1941

Sister taxa: Aulacopleura, Aulacopleurinae, Coignouina, Cyphaspides, Dixiphopyge, Goodsiraspis, Maurotarion, Namuropyge, Otarioninae, Songkania

Subtaxa: Otarion (Otarion), Otarion (Tricornotarion), Otarion beggi, Otarion diffractum, Otarion filmeri, Otarion isoplates, Otarion listron, Otarion spinicaudatum, Otarion stigmatophthalmus, Otarionella taganon

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder

Environments: marine (52 collections), carbonate (13), deep subtidal (8), shallow subtidal (8), deep subtidal shelf (8), reef, buildup or bioherm (6), offshore (5), transition zone/lower shoreface (4), open shallow subtidal (4), offshore shelf (4), slope (3), (2), coastal (2), deep-water (1), basinal (carbonate) (1), deep subtidal ramp (1)

Age range: 466.0 to 376.1 Ma


• Daleje of the Czech Republic (1 collection)

• Devonian of Australia (7), Austria (1), Bolivia (2), Canada (16: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Yukon), China (1), the Czech Republic (39), France (6), Germany (1), Italy (3), Morocco (11), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (6), United States (1: Nevada), Uzbekistan (1), Vietnam (1)

• Silurian to Devonian of United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Silurian of Australia (4), Canada (16: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Yukon Territory), China (2), the Czech Republic (26), Estonia (1), Greenland (1), Latvia (2), Morocco (2), Poland (1), Tajikistan (2), the United Kingdom (2), United States (8: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (1: Québec)

• Ordovician of Belgium (2), Canada (9: Northwest Territories, Quebec), China (4), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (10: Nevada, Oklahoma, Virginia)

• Llandeilo of the United Kingdom (1)

• Whiterockian of United States (3: New York)

• Arenig of France (1)

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