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Lepidoproetus (Lepidoproetus) splendens

Trilobita - Proetida - Tropidocoryphidae

Taxonomy
Lepidoproetus (Lepidoproetus) splendens was named by Johnson and Fortey (2012). Its type specimen is NHM It 28956, an exoskeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is 10 m., Section 1, Jbel Oufatene, which is in a Pragian carbonate limestone in the Ihandar Formation of Morocco.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Lepidoproetus (Lepidoproetus) splendens Johnson and Fortey pp. 1041 - 1043 fig. 6.10–6.16

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
RankNameAuthor
subphylumMandibulata
classTrilobitaWalch 1771
orderProetidaFortey and Owens 1975
familyTropidocoryphidaePribyl 1946
genusLepidoproetusErben 1951
subgenusLepidoproetusErben 1951
speciessplendens

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. G. Johnson and R. A. Fortey 2012Deeply concave anterior border with a thick upturned anterior edge, concave lateral borders with extensive sub-parallel ridging along the margins and on the genal spines. Glabella sub-cylindrical with sculpture of pronounced crescent shaped ridges (Fig. 6.16) on occipital ring and on the thoracic axial rings. Long axial spines on last five thoracic segments.