Rare Mississippian Trilobite Archegonus aprathensis from Germany

Archegonus (Phillibole) aprathensis

Class Trilobita, Order Proetida, Superfamily Proetoidea, Family Phillipsiidae

Geologic Time: Lower Mississippian

Size: 20 mm

Location: C.U. III, near Aprath, Germany

By the Carboniferous period, the lone surviving trilobite Order was Proetida, and in a general sense all Carboniferous trilobites are relatively rare. This is a rare German trilobite, even among Carboniferous trilobites.

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