Monday, December 22, 2008
OK this one’s a bit of an indulgence. This is Megapharanaspis nedini a new genus and species of trilobite from the Lower Cambrian Emu Bay Shale in South Australia. It belongs to the Emuelloidea group of trilobite, a old group who’s members have lots of segments – considered an ancestral feature in trilobites.
It was collected by a team who worked on the site well after I had finished, so they named it after me!
Paterson, J. R. and Jago J. B. (2006) New trilobites from the Lower Cambrian Emu Bay Shale Lagerstätte at Big Gully, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Association of Australasian Palaeontologists Memoirs, Vol. 32, p.43-57.