7" Trimerus Trilobite - Rochester Shale, New York

 
 
This is a bargain specimen of an uncommon Trimerus delphinocephalus trilobite from the Rochester Shale of New York. It would be about 7" long if outstretched but it's preserved on it's side and slightly compressed, hence the bargain price.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Trimerus delphinocephalus
LOCATION
Caleb's Quarry, Middleport, New York
FORMATION
Rochester Shale
SIZE
7" long (if outstretched), rock 6.2x5.5"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#68337
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