Name: Bradocryphaeus vanherlei van Viersen & Bignon, 2011
Stratigraphy: Ermitage Member, Moulin-Liénaux Formation, middle Frasnian
Locality: Nismes, Belgium

This species from Nismes has been incorrectly referred to as the German species Bradocryphaeus supradevonicus (Frech, 1888) since the monograph of Richter & Richter (1926) on Late Devonian trilobites. It was demonstrated in a recent study that the specimens from Belgium are very different. They were assigned to a new species, named after Willy Vanherle in recognition of his extensive studies on the Frasnian macrofauna of the Ardennes.

Click on the images for larger pictures

Back to Gallery