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Temporal range: Ordovician; Early Arenig
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Hoekaspis sp.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Asaphida
Family: Asaphidae
Genus: Hoekaspis
Kobayashi, 1937
  • H. megacantha
  • H. schlagintweiti

Hoekaspis is an extinct genus of trilobites from the family Asaphidae. [1] It lived during the early part of the Arenig stage of the Ordovician, [2] a faunal stage which lasted from approximately 466 to 461 million years ago. [1]


Fossils of Hoekaspis have been found in France, Morocco, Bolivia and Argentina. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Hoekaspis at Fossilworks.org
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