Jujuyaspis Trilobite from Argentina

Jujuyaspis keideli

Trilobite Order Ptychopariida, Family Olenidae

Geological Time: Ordovician, Tremadocian Stage

Size: 15 mm

Fossil Site: Eastern Cordillera Formation, Salta, Argentina

JujuyaspisDescription: This trilobite belongs to the genus Jujuyaspis, an index fossil for the earliest Ordovician Trilobites from Argentina are not easy to obtain, as the country has banned sale of fossils. This example was obtained from an old collection, and is unlikely to be replaced.

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