Detailed, 1.1" Long Kainops Trilobite - Oklahoma

 
 
 
This is a beautiful, 1.1" long specimen of Kainops raymondi from the Haragan Formation of Oklahoma. It has amazing surface detail including the many eye facets preserved in each eye. It was prepared under microscope using air abrasives.

There is a second very similar species found in the same layers called Paciphacops. The most easily identifiable, distinguishing feature is the number of eye facets. Kainops has many more eye facets than Paciphacops does.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Kainops raymondi
LOCATION
Clarita, Oklahoma
FORMATION
Haragan Formation
SIZE
1.1" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#94649
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