Trilobites of the Fezouata Formation

Presentation of the upper Fezouata.

The deposit is located at the north-east of the Draa Valley, in the plain of Ternata

Age : Formation of the Upper Fezouata of the Lower Ordovician    -Floian- (Arenig)

Parvilichas marochii (Corbacho & Vela, 2013) + Kierarges morrisoni (Corbacho, 2014)

Order: Corynexochida (Kobayashi, 1935)

Family: Nilfeidae (Angelin, 1854)

Genus: Parabarrandia (Prantl & Pribyl, 1948)

Species: Parabarrandia aff Crassa

Order: Corynexochida (Kobayashi, 1935)

Family: Nilfeidae (Angelin, 1854)

Genus: Parabarrandia (Prantl & Pribyl, 1948)

Species: Parabarrandia aff Crassa

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Parvilichas marochii (Corbacho & Vela, 2013) + Asaphellus fezouataensis(Vidal, 1998)

Family: Lichidae

Genus: Parvilichas

Species: Parvilichas marochii

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Family: Asaphidae

Genus: Asaphellus

Species: Asaphellus fezouataensis

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Apatokephalus cf. incisus (Dean, 1966)

 

Family: Remopleuridae

Genus: Apatokephalus

Species: Apatokephalus incisus

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Apatokephalus cf. incisus (Dean, 1966) + Agerina quadrata (Dean, 1966)

Family: Remopleuridae

Genus: Apatokephalus

Species: Apatokephalus incisus

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Family: Leiostegiidae

Genus: Agerina

Species: Agerina quadrata

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Apatokephalus cf. incisus + Euloma filacovi (Bergeron, 1888)

Family: Remopleuridae

Genus: Apatokephalus

Species: Apatokephalus incisus

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Family: Eulomidae

Genus: Euloma

Species: Euloma filacovi

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Foulonia peregrina (Dean, 1966)

Family: Cheiruridae

Genus: Foulonia

Species: Foulonia peregrina

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Plaque de Foulonia peregrina + Toletanaspis sp. aff. borni (Dean, 1966)

Family: Cheiruridae

Genus: Foulonia

Species: Foulonia peregrina

Family: Dalmanitidae

Genus: Toletanaspis

Species: Toletanaspis borni

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Group of Foulonia presenting the same organization in single file as the Ampyx. + Dalmanites

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Harpides sp + Asaphellus fezouataensis (Vidal, 1998)

 

Family: Harpididae

Genus: Harpides

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Order: Corynexochida (Kobayashi, 1935)

Family: Nilfeidae (Angelin, 1854)

Genus: Parabarrandia (Prantl & Pribyl, 1948)

Species: Parabarrandia aff Crassa

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Family: Asaphidae

Genus: Asaphellus

Species: Asaphellus fezouataensis

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Harpides Sp

Family: Harpididae

Genus: Harpides

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Asaphellus Sp with Antennas

 

Family: Asaphidae

Genus: Asaphellus

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Sometimes the trilobites of the Fezouata have kept their antennas

Asaphellus Sp 

Family: Asaphidae

Genus: Asaphellus

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Traces of the graptolite Araneograptus murrayi (probably from the Upper Tremadoc )

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Bavarilla zemmourensis (Destombes, 1969)

Family: Phacopidae

Genus: Bavarilla

Species: Bavarilla zemmourensis

This trilobite has retained its antennas.

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Bavarilla zemmourensis (Destombes, 1969)

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Family: Phacopidae

Genus: Bavarilla

Species: Bavarilla zemmourensis

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Specimen showing paws and antennas

Bavarilla zemmourensis (Destombes, 1969)

Family: Phacopidae

Genus: Bavarilla

Species: Bavarilla zemmourensis

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Specimen showing the digestive system

Selenopeltis binodosa (Dean, 1966)

 

Family: Odontopleuridae

Genus: Selenopeltis

Species: Selenopeltis binodosa

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Parabathycheilus gallicus (Dean,1965)

 

Family: Bathycheilidae

Genus: Parabathycheilus

Species: Parabathycheilus gallicus

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Euloma filacovi (Bergeron, 1888)

 

Family: Eulomidae

Genus: Euloma

Species: Euloma filacovi

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Plate of Agerina quadrata (Dean, 1966)

 

Family: Leiostegiidae

Genus: Agerina

Species: Agerina quadrata

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Colpocoryphe pradesensis (Courtessole, pillet & Vizcaino, 1983)

 

Family: Calymenidae

Genus: Colpocoryphe

Species: Colpocoryphe pradesensis

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Symphysurus palpebrosus (Dalman)

 

Family: Nilfeidae

Genus: Symphysurus

Species: Symphysurus palpebrosus

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Symphysurus palpebrosus (Dalman)

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Family: Nilfeidae

Genus: Symphysurus

Species: Symphysurus palpebrosus

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Specimen showing antennas

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Ampyx priscus

 

Family: Raphiophoridae

Genus: Ampyx

Species: Ampyx Priscus

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 Ampyx priscus + Foulonia + Asaphellus 

 

Family: Raphiophoridae

Genus: Ampyx

Species: Ampyx Priscus

Family: Cheiruridae

Genus: Foulonia

Species: Foulonia peregrina

 

Family: Asaphidae

Genus: Asaphellus

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Lehua corbachoi (Vela, 2007)

Family: Cheruridae

Genus: Lehua

Species: Lehua corbachoi

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 Megistaspis (Eukaraspis ?)  Sp

Family: Asaphidae

Genus: Megistaspis

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Megistaspis (Eukaraspis?) Sp
(Second Species)

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