Esmeraldina sp

A primitive Olenellid trilobite from Nevada

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Suborder Olenellina, Superfamily Olenelloidea, Family Holmiidae
Geologic Age: Lower Cambrian
Waucoban Series, Esmeraldina County, Nevada
Remarks: This is a rare and truly primitive trilobite from the lower Cambrian of Nevada. Lieberman's 1999 revision Olenelloidea suggests recent common ancestry with Palmettaspis and Holmiella, two other genera known from western Laurentia strata. This trilobite is in the same family as Cambropallas, and the resemblance is noticeable.

Also see: American Trilobites







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