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Temporal range: Ordovician
|Solenopeltis buchi buchi from Czech Republic at the National Museum (Prague)|
Hawle and Corda 1847
Species in the genus Selenopeltis can reach a length of 115–160 millimetres (4.5–6.3 in) and a width of 115–130 millimetres (4.5–5.1 in). These trilobites show long pleural spines and were a low-level epifaunal detritivore. They lived in the Ordovician period, from the Lower Arenig stage age until the Ashgillian age (478.6-443.7 million years ago).
During the Ordovician they inhabited Czech Republic, France, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. During the Arenig they lived in France and the UK.
Selenopeltis buchi trilobites (and a smaller Dalmanatina) from Mount Boutschrafin, Morocco.
- Selenopeltis in the Paleobiology Database
- Sepkoski, Jack Sepkoski's Online Genus Database – Trilobita
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