Large, 1.75" Pyritized Triarthrus Trilobite With Appendages - New York

The localities that preserve trilobites with soft bodied preservation can probably be counted on one hand. One of these localities is the historic Beecher's beds in the Lorraine Group of NY. Less than a decade ago a new locality was discovered a short distance away that has produced amazing, soft bodied preservation of trilobites and other organisms. Because of the rapid burial of the trilobites, in an anoxic environment the soft body parts were replaced by pyrite preserving details not typically seen.

This is a very large, ventrally preserved specimen with legs and antennae. It measures approximately 1.75" long including the antennae. There is a smaller specimen located just behind its tail.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Triarthrus eatoni
LOCATION
Lewis County, NY
FORMATION
Whetstone Gulf Formation, Lorraine Group
SIZE
Trilobites 1.75" on 6 x 5.6" shale
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#159692
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