Name: Belenopyge sp.
Stratigraphy: Longlier Formation, Pragian
Locality: Longlier, Belgium

A rather common species of Lichidae was reported from the Pragian of SE Belgium in old literature from the 1930s. Recent investigations on specimens kept by the Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique have shown that they belong to Belenopyge. This was rather unexpected since this is a trilobite of "Bohemian" aspect. Such trilobites have not been reported from pre-late Emsian strata in Avalonia.



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