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Paradoxides brachyrhachis Linnarsson, 1883 versus Paradoxides mediterraneus Pompeckj, 1901: a problematic determination

  • Maria Eugenia Dies Alvarez
  • Adrian W. A. Rushton
  • Rodolfo Gozalo
  • Gian Luigi Pillola
  • Eladio Linan
  • Per Ahlberg
Publishing year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 95-104
Publication/Series: GFF
Volume: 132
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Abstract english

A revision of paradoxidid trilobites reveals that previous identifications of specimens from Sardinia and Spain as the Nordic trilobite species Paradoxides brachyrhachis Linnarsson, 1883, are mistaken. The southern species, occurring also in France, is here referred to Eccaparadoxides mediterraneus (Pompeckj, 1901). Main differences are seen in the preocular field, pleural furrow and pygidium. The species P. brachyrhachis is referred with question to the genus Mawddachites Fletcher 2007.


  • Geology
  • Mediterranean subprovince
  • Spain
  • Sardinia
  • Scandinavia
  • middle Cambrian
  • Mawddachites? brachyrhachis
  • Trilobites
  • Eccaparadoxides mediterraneus


  • ISSN: 2000-0863
Per Ahlberg
E-mail: per [dot] ahlberg [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se


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