Basilicus Salter, 1849

Taxon description

Corbacho, 2011

Diagnosis– (After Jaanusson, 1959) “Only known genus of Asaphinae with marginal position of facial suturein front of glabella. Cephalon surrounded by convex rim;glabella long; preglabellar field narrow; eyes rather large, situated slightly behind transverse mid-line of cranidium; genal angles with spines. Lateral margin of the hypostoma broadly rounded, posterior margin deeply notched. Pygidium with well-defined concave border; inner part of the pygidial pleural fields with strong, rounded ribs; pygidial doublure moderately broad, as in Asaphus”.

Selection of related publications
Öpik, A. 1937. Trilobiten aus Estland. Tartu Ülikooli Geoloogia Instituudi Toimetused 52, 1-163.
Öpik, A. 1927. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Kukruse-(C2-) Stufe in Eesti. II. Tartu Ülikooli Geoloogia Instituudi Toimetused 10, 1-35.
Schmidt, Fr. 1904. Revision der ostbaltischen silurischen Trilobiten. Abt. V. Asaphiden. Lief III. Enthaltend die Gattungen Ptychopyge (Pseudasaphus, Basilicus und Ptychopyge sens. str.), Ogygia und Nileus. Mémoires de l´Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Petersbourg 14, 10, 1-68.
List of species
1. Basilicus lawrowi (Schmidt, 1904) | Aseri StageUhaku Stage
2. Basilicus lutsi Öpik, 1927 | Kukruse Stage