Xiphosurine sp.


Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Subphylum
Chelicerata
Class
Xiphosura
Order
Xiphosurida
Binomial Name
Xiphosurine sp.
Formation
Upper Fezouta Formation
Locale
Zagora, Morocco
Age
Ordovician
Notes

"Xiphosurine" isn't an actual genus, this is just an undescribed arthropod within the class Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs), order Xiphosurida.

This can be regarded as a early horseshoe crab, or a least a forerunner of the horseshoe crabs.

This is an exceptional specimen, with beautifully preserved shell and excellent preparation, but also preserved legs.


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Xiphosurine sp.


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