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Mixopterus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  †Mixopteroidea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Family  †Mixopteridae
Higher classification  Mixopteridae
Order  Eurypterid
Mixopterus Mixopterus kiaeri by blackfrog96 on DeviantArt
Similar  Eurypterid, Eurypterus, Megalograptus, Slimonia, Hughmilleria

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Mixopterus is a genus of a eurypterid. It belongs to the family Mixopteridae.

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Description

Mixopterus Mixopterus by manilafolder on DeviantArt

Mixopterus was characterised by a robust exoskeleton with scattered tubercles or semicircular scales. The prosoma (head) was subquadrate, protruding antemedially. The chelicerae (claws in front of the mouth) were small. The first two pairs of walking legs were strongly developed, with long paired spines. The third and fourth walking legs were moderately sized, with short spines. The preabdomen, the front portion of the body, was narrow with axial furrows, while the postabdomen was narrow. The telson was a curved spine.

Species

Three species are currently classified under the genus:

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  • Mixopterus kiaeri Størmer, 1934 - Ringerike, Norway (Silurian)
  • Mixopterus multispinosus (Clarke & Ruedemann, 1912) - New York (Silurian)
  • Mixopterus simonsoni Schmidt, 1883 - Saaremaa, Estonia

  • Mixopterus A Monster Euryterid Baystate ReplicasBaystate Replicas
    Mixopterus httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
    Mixopterus Palaeos Arthropoda Eurypterida Mixopteracea
    Mixopterus Marchan Blog Mixopterus

    References

    Mixopterus Wikipedia


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