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Temporal range: Furongian-Frasnian
Radiaspis sp., Middle Devonian, El Otfal Formation, Morocco - Houston Museum of Natural Science - DSC01607.JPG
Radiaspis sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Odontopleurida
Whittington, 1959
Family: Odontopleuridae

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Odontopleuridae is a family of odontopleurid trilobites found in marine strata throughout the world. Odontopleurids of Odontopleuridae first appear in Late Cambrian-aged marine strata, and the last genera perish by the end of the Frasnian epoch during the Late Devonian. The members of Odontopleuridae are famous for their spinose appearance, having long, often numerous spines along the edges of their exoskeletons, and derived from ends of segments or tubercle ornaments.


Genera include