Pagea is a genus of prehistoric eurypterid classified as part of the Stylonuridae family. It contains three species, all from the Devonian; P. plotnicki from Nunavut, Canada and P. sturrocki and P. symondsii from the Old Red Sandstone of the United Kingdom. The genus is named in honor of David Page, an early worker on the fauna of the Old Red Sandstone and describer of the first Stylonurine eurypterid.
Temporal range: Devonian
|Carapace of Pagea symondsii.|
Pagea was a large stylonurid eurypterid. The third and fourth prosomal appendages bore double rows of flat spines. The prosoma was subrectangularly shaped, with the eyes located on the anterior half.
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- "Pagea sturrocki gen. et sp. nov., a new eurypterid from the Old Red Sandstone of Scotland | The Palaeontological Association". www.palass.org. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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