Enrolled Cyphaspis Carrolli Trilobite - Oklahoma

 
 
 
 
This is a fairly rare trilobites from the Haragan Formation, Cyphaspis carrolli. It's from the world famous Black Cat Mountain and was collected and prepared by Bob Carroll for whom the species is named. The detail on this specimen is simply amazing considering it's only about 1/2" long.

I've personally spent weeks collecting this formation myself over the years and never even seen parts of this trilobite.

The Black Cat Mountain Quarry produces a limited number of arguably the most beautiful trilobites in the United States each year. Each specimen is meticulously prepared by Bob Carroll under microscope to expose the smallest details. This is a very time consuming process taking many hours but yields spectacular results.

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.
FOR SALE
$175
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cyphaspis carrolli
LOCATION
Black Cat Mountain, Clarita, Oklahoma
FORMATION
Haragan Formation
SIZE
About .5" long (if outstretched), Rock 2.5x2.4"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#104106
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