Name: Cyphaspis belgica van Viersen & Prescher, 2007
Stratigraphy: Couvin Formation, lower Eifelian
Locality: Nismes, Belgium

Cyphaspis belgica was originally described as a subspecies of Cyphaspis unguloides (Erben, 1953) from lower Eifelian strata (Nohn Formation) in the Eifel. Van Viersen & Holland (2016) argued that both species exhibit traits characteristic of morphological trends within the Cyphaspis hamidi group. A cladistic analysis will have to shed new light on the relationships of Cyphaspis species.
Typical of C. belgica are the thimble-shaped tubercles on the pygidial axis and pleurae.



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