Peltura is a genus of trilobites from the Upper Cambrian.[1] The type specimen of Peltura scarabaeoides, the type species of the genus, was discovered in the Alum Shale Formation of Sweden and described by the Swedish naturalist Göran Wahlenberg in 1818.[2] Species of this genus have now been found throughout the Scandinavian and Baltic regions.[1]

Temporal range: Upper Cambrian
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Ptychopariida
Family: Olenidae
Genus: Peltura
Milne-Edwards, 1840
Type species
Entomostracites scarabaeoides
  • Peltura acutidens
  • Peltura minor
  • Peltura paradoxa
  • Peltura scarabaeoides

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Genus Peltura Milne-Edwards, 1840". Paleobiodiversity in Baltoscandia. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ "WAHLENBERG (1818)". Retrieved 28 July 2017.