Monday, December 22, 2008

PalaeoPorn 6



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 Lagerst├Ątte at Big Gully, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Association of Australasian Palaeontologists Memoirs, Vol. 32, p.43-57.

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