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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: †Trilobitomorpha
Classis: Trilobita
Ordo: Agnostida
Subordo: Eodiscina
Superfamilia: Eodiscoidea

Familia: Yukoniidae
Genera: Alaskadiscus - Egyngolia - Ekwipagetia - Hebediscina - Lenadiscus - Yukonia - Yukonides

Yukoniidae Zhang, 1980

Yukoniidae S. Zhang, 1980 [nom. transl. et emend. Jell, in Whittington et al., 1997 ex Yukoniinae S. Zhang in W. Zhang, Lu et al., 1980] is a small family of trilobites, belonging to the Eodiscina. [1][2]

Type Genus and species

Yukonia intermedia Palmer 1968 (Plate 2, figures 14, 17–19, 22, 23, 27, 28; text figure 4). [3]

The Yukoniidae probably descended from the Tsunydiscidae and gave rise to the Eodiscidae.[4]

Yukoniidae are typically isopygous, belonging to the Superfamily Eodiscoidea. The narrow glabella is usually parallel sided, anteriorly rounded and separated from smooth anterior border by broad (sag.) preglabellar field which occupies about 25% of cephalic length excluding occipital spine. Posterior glabellar furrows are reduced to a pair of slits low on sides of glabella and directed backwards. Occipital ring bears a strong backwardly directed spine. Yukonia intermedia Palmer (1968) has three thoracic segments, the anterior of which has strong backwardly directed pleural spines. Pygidium of Yukoniidae has an axis of three to seven rings.[5]

S. M. GON III. "Order Agnostida". Retrieved December 3, 2010.
MIKKO HAARAMO (March 11, 2008). "†Yukoniidae". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved December 3, 2010.
PALMER, A. R. 1968, Cambrian trilobites of east-central Alaska. Prof. Pap. U. S. Geol. Surv., 559-B pp. B1-B115, pls. 1-15.
JELL, P.A. (1975). "Australian Middle Cambrian Eodiscoids with a review of the superfamily". Palaeontographica Abteilung A. 150: 1–97. cited in H.B. WHITTINGTON; et al., eds. (1997). Part O, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Revised, Volume 1 – Trilobita – Introduction, Order Agnostida, Order Redlichiida.
WHITTINGTON, H.B.; et al. (1997). Introduction, Order Agnostida, Order Redlichiida. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part O.Revised, Volume 1 – Trilobita. Boulder, Colorado/Lawrence, Kansas: Geological Society of America/University of Kansas Press. pp. 398–400. ISBN 0-8137-3108-9.


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