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Hystricurus robustus Ross, Jr. 1951 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Hystricuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 176114

Full reference: R. J. Ross, Jr. 1951. Stratigraphy of the Garden City Formation in northeastern Utah, and its trilobite faunas. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Bulletin 6:1-161

Belongs to Hystricurus according to R. J. Ross 1951

Sister taxa: Hystricurus conicus, Hystricurus contractus, Hystricurus crassilimbatus, Hystricurus deflectus, Hystricurus elevatus, Hystricurus oculilunatus, Hystricurus penchiensis, Hystricurus sulcatus

Type specimen: YPM 17964, a cephalon/head (cranidium). Its type locality is Locality 5, Hillyard's Canyon, Zone "E", which is in a Stairsian shallow subtidal limestone in the Garden City Formation of Idaho.

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder