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Acanthomeridion

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Acanthomeridion serratum
Rank  Genus
Species  A. serratum
Phylum  Arthropoda
Acanthomeridion wwwfossilmuseumnetFossilSitesChengjiangAcant
Family  Acanthomeridiidae Hou & Bergström, 1997
Similar  Urokodia, Occacaris, Forfexicaris, Pectocaris, Xianguangia

Acanthomeridion is an extinct arthropod found in the Chengjiang fauna deposits of China. In 1997, it was placed in its own, monotypic family, Acanthomeridiidae. It is known from eight specimens, all found in China.

Acanthomeridion was a 35 mm-long animal, with 11 segments ending in rear-facing spines. The head features free cheeks separated by the rest of the head by sutures. This is analogous with trilobites. Otherwise, affinities are unclear.

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Acanthomeridion Wikipedia


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