Laethoprusia New Lichid Oklahoma Trilobite

Laethoprusia sp.

Class Trilobita, Trilobites Order Lichida, Superfamily Odontopleuroidea, Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian

Size: 25 mm

Fossil Site: Haragan Formation, Coal County, Oklahoma

Laethoprusia Lichida Oklahoma Trilobite This is a new species of Lichid trilobite discovered in July, 2007 in the Haragan Formation. The genera is also known from the nearby Bois d'Arc formation, but only from a couple of disarticulated and distorted specimens. The trilobite was found and prepared by Robert Carroll. It is anticipated that the specimen will included in Riccardo Levi-Setti's 3rd edition of his book, "Trilobites". Note the trilobite's placement in Order Lichida is Obvious by the tell-tell traits of spinosity and postulous exoskeleton.

Also see: Oklahoma Trilobites

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