Two new species of trilobites, Weberides chamberlaini new species and Weberides samwaysi new species, are described from the Heath Formation (Serpukhovian, Mississippian) of Montana. Based upon phylogenetic analysis, the assignment of these species to the genus Weberides represents the first recognition of this genus in North America. Brooks Parsimony Analysis of the single phylogenetic tree suggests that the northern Cordillera acted as an ancestral area for the typically European genus Weberides. Thus, the North American vicariants of Weberides share a common ancestral area with the genus Paladin. Vicariance patterns suggest that interchange with the type Weberides areas of Europe was through the northern Cordilleran region rather than through the Rheic Ocean, as others have suggested.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.