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Pygidium of Crassiproteus crassimarginatus

Fossil Type:

Trilobite

Name:

Crassiproteus crassimarginatus (Hall)

Formation:

Jeffersonville Limestone

Age:

Eifelian, Middle Devonian

Location:

Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky

Notes:

One of the more common trilobites in the Jeffersonville Limestone, it has a rounded-triangular pygidium. Complete specimens are very rare. Kenny Popp collection.

Date Posted:

April 17, 2014

 

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