Nevadia weeksi Lower Cambrian Trilobite

Nevadia weeksi

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Suborder Olenellina, Superfamily Fallotaspidoidea, Family Nevadiidae

Geologic Time: Lower Cambrian

Size: 50 mm

Fossil Site: Poleta Formation, Montezuma Mountains, Goldfield, Nevada

Nevadia weeksi This is a well specimen example of a member of the Order Redlichiida, Family Nevadiidae, with detailed spines, a feature often not preserved intact. This one is a large, well-preserved positive example. There are 8 members of this genus, one which appeared shortly after the disappearance of Fallotaspids, the first known trilobites.

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