4.8" Rare Silurian Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris) - Scotland

This is an rare, Silurian aged Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris papilio) collected in Scotland. It's 4.8" in length and it's exceptionally well preserved on 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 life-style 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.
FOR SALE
$625
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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