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Scientists discover new trilobite association over 400 mln years ago in China's Yunnan
May 13, 2022

Chinese scientists have documented a new trilobite association during the Late Ordovician in Zhenxiong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

The discovery by researchers from Peking University, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xi'an Geological Survey Center was recently published in Palaeoworld.

The trilobite association includes 17 species of 15 genera, among which four species are new, according to Wei Xin, one of the researchers from Peking University.

Scientists said that the discovery will provide a great opportunity for researchers to investigate the marine organisms in southern China during the Late Ordovician.