Archaeaspis macropleuron


Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Trilobita
Order
Redlichiida
Suborder
Olenellina
Superfamily
Fallotaspidoidea
Family
Archaeaspididae
Binomial Name
Archaeaspis macropleuron
Formation
Campito Formation
Locale
Esmeralda County, Nevada
Age
Early Cambrian (Atdabanian)
Notes
This trilobite lived during the first half of the Atdabanian. According to Jake Skabelund this is the earliest North American trilobite found in fully articulated form. Fritzaspis is earlier but is only found in bits and pieces. This is the earliest trilobite in my collection.

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Archaeaspis macropleuron


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