Leptoplastides argentinensis Kobayashi 1935 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Olenida - Olenidae

Alternative combination: Andesaspis argentinensis

Full reference: T. Kobayashi. 1935. On the Kainella fauna of the basal Ordovician age found in Argentina. Japanese Journal of Geology and Geography 12(1):59-67

Belongs to Leptoplastides according to D. S. Monti 2018

See also Kobayashi 1935, Tortello and Esteban 2016 and Waisfeld and Vaccari 2003

Sister taxa: Leptoplastides coniunctus, Leptoplastides depressus, Leptoplastides granulosus, Leptoplastides irae, Leptoplastides latus, Leptoplastides marianus, Leptoplastides nodifer, Leptoplastides salteri, Leptoplastides ulrichi, Beltella versimilis

Type specimen: USNM PAL 94138 (lectotype), a cephalon/head (cranidium)

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore


• Ordovician of Argentina (1 collection)

• Tremadoc of Argentina (2), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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