Poliellaspis

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Poliellaspis
Temporal range: Botomian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Corynexochida
Family: Dolichometopidae
Genus: Poliellaspis

Poliellaspis is an extinct genus from a well-known class of fossil marine arthropods, the trilobites. It lived during the Botomian stage,[1] which lasted from approximately 524 to 518.5 million years ago. This faunal stage was part of the Cambrian Period.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Trilobita entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2008-01-12.