Otarion diffractum Silurian Proetid Trilobite

Name: Otarion diffractum

Class Trilobita (Trilobites), Trilobite Order Proetida; Family Aulacopleuridae

Geological Time: Silurian

Size: 15 mm long by 10 mm wide on a 60 mm by 50 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Lodenice, Czech Republic

Otarion diffractumOtarion diffractum a member of trilobite order Proetida, the last surviving trilobite order which extended into the Permian called. The taxon is currently undergoing reassignment. This is a negative specimen, seen here in fine ventral preservation.

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