A new Ordovician (Katian) calymenid, Gravicalymene bakeri sp. nov., from the Gordon Group, Tasmania, Australia

Patrick M. Smith*, Malte C. Ebach

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    Abstract

    A previously unreported calymenid trilobite, Gravicalymene bakeri sp. nov., is described herein from Late Ordovician (latest Eastonian, Katian) shales of the Gordon Group, Tasmania. This is the first record of Gravicalymene from the Ordovician of East Gondwana (Australasia), a genus which is otherwise relatively well-known from Avalonia, Baltica and Laurentia (i.e., Europe and North America). The current taxonomic status of the genus Gravicalymene and other morphologically similar genera (e.g., Apocalymene, Calymene, Flexicalymene, and Sthenarocalymene) is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)496-504
    Number of pages9
    JournalAlcheringa
    Volume44
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Keywords

    • East Gondwana
    • Late Ordovician
    • Eastonian
    • trilobite
    • Calymeninae
    • Sthenarocalymene

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