Enrolled Lochovella (Reedops) Trilobite - Black Cat Mountain, Oklahoma

This is a 1.15" wide, perfectly enrolled Lochovella (Reedops) deckeri trilobite from the famous Black Cat Mountain Quarry near Clarita, Oklahoma. It would have been about 2" long if outstretched. There is some weathering on the tail of the 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 currently described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left an excellent fossil record.
Lochovella (Reedops) deckeri
Black Cat Mountain, Clarita, Oklahoma
Haragan Formation
1.15" wide, About 2" if outstretched
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.