Leonaspis roemeri Czech Republic Trilobite

Name: Leonaspis roemeri

Class Trilobita (Trilobites); Trilobite Order Lichida; Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Silurian

Size: 13 mm

Fossil Site: Liten Formation deposits near Lodenice, Czech Republic

Leonaspis roemeri Czech Republic TrilobiteThis trilobite is a member of the Order Lichida from the Silurian Liten Formation deposits near Lodenice, Czech Republic known as Leonaspis roemeri. As an Odontopleurid, it has some fine company in Koneprusia, Dicranurus, and Ceratonurus -- all dramatic in their own right. It has related taxa found in both Oklahoma and Morocco, but these are from younger Devonian strata. This unusual specimen is 13 mm long in length, and 12 mm wide at the outswept genals. It is well-positioned on its 2.3 inch by 1.9 inch matrix base. There is much of the original exoskeleton present, with some erosion to the cranidium.

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