Glyptagnostus reticulatus

Glyptagnostus reticulatus
Temporal range:
Glyptagnostus reticulatus cephalon
Glyptagnostus reticulatus pygidium
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita (?)
Order: Agnostida
Family: Glyptagnostidae
Genus: Glyptagnostus
G. reticulatus
Binomial name
Glyptagnostus reticulatus
(Angelin, 1851)
  • Agnostus nodosus Belt, 1867
  • Agnostus reticulatus Angelin, 1851
  • Glyptagnostus angelini Resser, 1938
  • Glyptagnostus toeruma Whitehouse, 1936
  • Pseudagnostus reticulatus (Angelin, 1851)
  • Ptychagnostus reticulatus (Angelin, 1851)

Glyptagnostus reticulatus is a species of agnostid trilobite belonging to the genus Glyptagnostus. It existed during the Paibian Age (497 million years ago) of the Cambrian. It has a cosmopolitan distribution and is an important index fossil in biostratigraphy. It was characterized by an unusual net-like pattern of furrows on both the cephalon and the pygidium.

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