Killer, 9.4" Double Arctinurus Trilobite Plate - Middleport, New York

This is a natural, double Arctinurus boltoni trilobite specimen from the famous Caleb Quarry near Middleport, New York. Very few multiples of this rare, Silurian lichid trilobite have been found over the years. Both specimens on this plate of over 4 1/2 long, with the overlying trilobite measuring 5.9" long, which is quite large for the species. There is minimal restoration to this gorgeous specimen.

Comes with a display stand.

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.
FOR SALE
$3,695
DETAILS
SPECIES
Arctinurus boltoni
LOCATION
Caleb's Quarry, Middleport, New York
FORMATION
Rochester Shale
SIZE
Largest trilobite: 5.9" long, Shale: 9.4 x 8.7"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#219930
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