Encrinurus

Encrinurus is a long-lived genus of phacopid trilobites that lived in what are now Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America from the middle Ordovician to the early Devonian from 472—412.3 mya, existing for approximately 59.7 million years.[1]

Encrinurus
Temporal range: Mid Ordovician-Early Devonian
~472–412.3 Ma
Encrinurus egani from Wisconsin.JPG
Fossil of E. egani from the Racine Dolomite
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Encrinurus

Emmrich 1844

TaxonomyEdit

Encrinurus was named by Emmrich in 1844.[2] Jell and Adrain (2003) list it as a currently valid genus name within the Phacopida, specifically within the Encrinuridae.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Encrinurus, basic info
  2. ^ H. F. Emmrich. 1844. Zur Naturgeschichte der Trilobiten
  3. ^ P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain. 2003. Available generic names for trilobites. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 48(2):331-553

Further readingEdit

  • Fossils (Smithsonian Handbooks) by David Ward
  • Trilobites by Riccardo Levi-Setti
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution by E.N.K. Clarkson
  • Trilobites: Common Trilobites of North America (A NatureGuide book) by Jasper Burns