Archaeaspis macropleuron

A primitive Olenellid trilobite from California

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Suborder Olenellina, Superfamily Fallotaspidoidea, Family Archaeaspididae
Geologic Age: Lower Cambrian
Mule Spring Limestone Formation, Inyo-White Mountains, California
Remarks: Described by Lieberman (2002), its genus was formerly asssigned to Fallotaspis Judomia. Note the huge crescent-shaped Holochroal Eyes. This is a truly rare and truly primitive trilobite from the lower Cambrian of the Inyo-White Mountains in California. Superfamily Fallotaspidoidea contains some of the earliest trilobites.

Also see: American Trilobites Trilobite Eyes







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