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Megapharanaspis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Trilobita
Suborder  Redlichiina
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Redlichiida
Superfamily  Emuelloidea
Similar  Holyoakia, Balcoracania, Redlichiida, Estaingia bilobata, Redlichia takooensis

Megapharanaspis nedini is a small (maximally 1.3 centimetres (0.51 in)) trilobite of the superfamily Emuelloidea, within which it occupies a family on its own. Its fossils have been found in the Lower Cambrian of South-Australia.

Etymology

The genus name composed of the Greek μέγας (mega), meaning great, pharangos, meaning gully, and ἀσπίς (aspis) shield, referencing Big Gully on Kangaroo Island, the only known site where fossils of Megapharanaspis were collected. The species epithet nedini is in honor of Dr. Chris Nedin.

References

Megapharanaspis Wikipedia


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