A study of the morphology and phylogeny of the family Harpetidae HAWLE and CORDA, 1847 (Trilobita).


The present paper deals with the morphological, phylogenetic and taxonomic problems of the trilobites of the family Harpetidae HAWLE et CORDA,1847. This family is divided into three subfamilies- Harpetinae HAWLE et CORDA,1847, Botiarpetinae PRIBYL et VANEK, 1981 and Dolictiotiarpetinae PRIBYL et VANEK,1981. These comprise nineteen genera and subgenera. Six new harpetids species or subspecies are described.