4.8" Rare Silurian Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris) - Scotland

This is a rare Silurian-aged Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris papilio) collected in Scotland. It's 4.8" in length and is exceptionally well preserved on a nice section of shale. There is one repaired crack in the rock. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Phyllocarids are a type of arthropod that developed during the Cambrian. They had a hard, protective shell and hinged carapace and were thought to have a lifestyle similar to shrimp. Exactly how they fit into arthropod the taxonomy is still under debate with it being proposed to represent a stem-lineage euarthropod or a primitive branchiopod crustacean.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratiocaris papilio
LOCATION
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
FORMATION
Kip Burn Formation
SIZE
4.8" long on 4.4x3.8" rock
ITEM
#63384
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