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Macropyge (Promacropyge) scandinavica new species; the first macropyginid trilobite recorded from the Furongian of Baltica

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2015

Fredrik Terfelt
GeoBiosphere Science Centre, Department of Geology, Lund University, Sölvegatan 12, SE-223 62, Lund, Sweden,
John Ahlgren
Gärdesgatan 10, SE-542 42, Mariestad, Sweden,


Macropyge (Promacropyge) scandinavica new species is described from the Furongian Peltura minor Zone on northwestern Mount Kinnekulle, southcentral Sweden. It represents the first macropyginid trilobite recorded in Baltica. M. (P.) scandinavica closely resembles other species of the same subgenus from southeast China, suggesting a correlation between the Scandinavian P. minor Zone and the Lotagnostus americanus-Hedinaspis regalis Zone of China. The specimens are preserved in two limestone lithologies, interpreted as representing alternating normal and storm deposits, supporting the idea of an intrabasinal paleohigh in Västergötland, southcentral Sweden.

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