Abstract

Macropyge (Promacropyge) scandinavica new species is described from the Furongian Peltura minor Zone on northwestern Mount Kinnekulle, southcentral Sweden. It represents the first macropyginid trilobite recorded in Baltica. M. (P.) scandinavica closely resembles other species of the same subgenus from southeast China, suggesting a correlation between the Scandinavian P. minor Zone and the Lotagnostus americanusHedinaspis regalis Zone of China. The specimens are preserved in two limestone lithologies, interpreted as representing alternating normal and storm deposits, supporting the idea of an intrabasinal paleohigh in Västergötland, southcentral Sweden.

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