Acanthopyge (Lobopyge)

Acanthopyge is an extinct genus of lichid trilobite that lived during the Devonian. Very few A. consanguinea from the Devonian of Oklahoma have been found, and only a handful of complete specimens from Morocco.

Acanthopyge, Hawle and Corda 1847 (trilobite)
Trilobita - Lichida - Lichidae

Parent taxon: Trochurinae according to J. R. Pollitt et al. 2005

See also Chatterton and Perry 1977, Ebach and Ahyong 2001, Jell and Adrain 2002, Sepkoski 2002 and Thomas and Holloway 1988

Sister taxa: Akantharges, Borealarges, Ceratarges, Craspedarges, Hemiarges, Hoplolichas, Hoplolichoides, Mephiarges, Radiolichas, Richterarges, Terranovia, Trochurus, Uripes

Subtaxa: Acanthopyge (Acanthopyge), Acanthopyge (Jasperia), Acanthopyge (Mephiarges), Acanthopyge (Perunaspis), Acanthopyge contusus, Acanthopyge granulosa

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Environments: marine, reef, buildup or bioherm, shallow subtidal, deep subtidal , slope.

Age range: 428.2 to 388.1 Ma


• Devonian of Australia , Canada ( Ontario), the Czech Republic, Morocco, United States ( Alaska, Nevada)

• Silurian of Canada ( Northwest Territories), China, Ukraine.

Acanthopyge sp: Fossilworks (Paleobiology Database)