Devonian Paraechioncaris Phyllocarid Fossil

Paraechinocaris punctata

Order Phyllocarida, Class Archaeostraca, Family Echinocarididae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil is 55 mm long by 22 mm wide with a 38 mm long by 23 mm wide partial on a 180 mm by 105 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Ludlowville Formation, Hamilton Group, Madison County, New York

Code: MMT29

Price: $225.00


Paraechinocaris punctataDescription: The Phyllocarida were a diverse component of the Devonian arthropod fauna, one that was only locally abundant. Their fossil record extends back to the Cambrian, with examples of Canadaspis known from the Chengjiang Fauna, Burgess Shale, and most recently from Utah (see my other offerings for examples). This plate shows a pair of examples of Paraechinocaris punctata, along with numerous shelled creatures from the Middle Devonian seafloor of New York.

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