Lotagnostus? : mystacinus, a rare agnostid from the Upper Cambrian of Sweden
Summary, in English
Agnostids afford the best means of correlating Cambrian strata, and they are widely used for intercontinental correlations. They are most common in open-marine deposits and reached a maximum diversity during the Middle and early Late Cambrian. About twenty species of agnostids are known from the Upper Cambrian of Scandinavia. Lotagnostus? mystacinus Tjernvik, 1953 is a rare agnostid from the Upper Cambrian Agnostus pisiformis Zone of south-central Sweden. It is redescribed following examination of the holotype and an additional pygidium. The outline and morphology of especially the pygidial posteroaxis, which is distinctly trilobate by a pair of deep notular furrows, suggest that the species is best classified as a species of Lotagnostus. If correctly assigned to Lotagnostus, it would be the oldest known species of that genus.
- Lithosphere and Biosphere Science
Acta Palaeontologica Polonica
Instytut Paleobiologii PAN
- ISSN: 0567-7920