Ceratolithus

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Ceratolithus
Temporal range: Arenig
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Asaphida
Genus: Ceratolithus
Lu, 1959
species
  • C. cornutus Lu, 1959 (type)

Ceratolithus is an extinct genus from a well-known class of fossil marine arthropods, the trilobites. It lived during the later part of the Arenig stage of the Ordovician Period, approximately 478 to 471 million years ago.

Distribution[edit]

Ceratolithus has been found in the Lower Ordovician of China (Arenig, Meitan Formation, Central Szechwan).

Taxonomy[edit]

Taxa that may be confused with Ceratolithus[edit]

The haptophyte genus Ceratolithus.

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