Thysanopyge

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Thysanopyge
Temporal range: Early Arenig
~478–450  Ma
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Asaphida
Family: Asaphidae
Genus: Thysanopyge
Kayser 1898
Species
  • T. argentinaKayser 1898 (type)
  • T. clavijoiHarrington & Leanza 1957
  • T. latelimbataHarrington & Leanza 1957

Thysanopyge is an extinct genus from a well-known class of fossil marine arthropods, the trilobites. It lived in what is now South America during the early part of the Arenig stage of the Ordovician Period, [1] a faunal stage which lasted from approximately 478 to 471 million years ago. [1]

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Distribution

Fossils of Thysanopyge have been found in: [2]

Argentina
Bolivia

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References

  1. 1 2 Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Trilobita entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  2. Thysanopyge at Fossilworks.org

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