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Acastocephala

Acastocephala is a genus of trilobite from the middle Silurian, known from the United Kingdom.

Etymology[edit]

The name is derived from the genus Acaste and the Ancient Greek κεφαλή (cephale) "head", indicating the headshield is similar to Acaste.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Acastocephala may contain the ancestor of Acastava.[1]

Distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Shergold, J.H. (1966). "A revision of Acaste downingiae (Murchison) and related trilobites". Palaeontology 9 (2): 183–207. 
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