|Here is a multiple plate with numerous Trilobites of the species Perrector (Richterops) falloti. This trilobite species is often also labeld as Resserops falloti. However this species hat the 11th bodysegment developpt as macrospinose pleura. On the genus Resserops ist he 9th thorax segment as a macro pleura. Additionally the two taxa differ by the total number of body segments. Richterops has typically 14 body segments and for Reserops are 12 segments assumed.|
Systematicly has this species a complex and changefully history.
The Internet Cataloge of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris displays the Holotype of the speices (MNHN.F.R50854) as Resserops (Richterops) falloti HUPÉ, 1953. That is why we find this trilobite so often labels as Resserops.
Resserops was along with Perrector errectet by E. & R. Richter in 1940.
Henningsmoen, 1951 saw Resserops together with Eops as a synonym of Perrector.
Finaly the genus Richterops was erected by Hupé, 1953 as a subgenus of Perrector with P.(R.) falloti as type species.
Harrington et al. In Moore, 1959 do not mention Perrector and treat Richterops as subgenus of Resserops. Geyer 1994 still follow that concept.
Chang, W.T., Repina, L.N. & Geyer, G., 1997 in Kaesler list Richterops and Resserops as subgenus of Perrector again.
Jell und Adrain 2002 treat all three genera as valid taxa.
In 2004 is by Geyer and Landing zhe higher systematic status of a „Resserops goup or clade” discussed. And its relation to the Metadoxididae and Resseropinae. Mainly the Paper works on the younger genus Myopsolenites ÖPIK, 1975.
Dirs Álvarez et al, 2007 discuss the relationship of all thee genera together with Onaraspis in perspective to the subfamaly Resseropinae, sensu Chang, 1966. (or Zhang, 1966).
Also in Elicki & Geyer 2013 is this genus addressed as Perrector (Richterops). Lots of paper has been printed since 1953 to close that circle, for now.
How ever this is a nice and rich trilobite plate from the lower Cambrian of Morocco. The largest Richterops falloti on this plate is about 25 mm long.
|Tarzamout south of Tarroudant, Morocco|| |
|Size plate :||about 125 x 110 mm|
|Age:||Lower Cambrian, Issendalen Stage, Daguinaspis zone (about 530 mill. y.o.)|
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