Two Rare Silurian Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris) Fossils - Scotland

These are two rare, Silurian aged Phyllocarids (Ceratiocaris papilio) collected in Scotland. They're 3" and 2.9" in length and are well preserved on a nice section of shale. One of the Phyllocarids is complete while the other is missing its distal segment and tail. There is a repaired crack through this rock that has been stabilized with glue and epoxy. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Phyllocarids are a type of arthropod that developed during the Cambrian. They had a hard protective shell, hinged carapace, and were thought to have a lifestyle similar to shrimp. Exactly how they fit into the arthropod taxonomy is still under debate, with it being proposed to represent a stem-lineage euarthropod or a primitive branchiopod crustacean.
Ceratiocaris papilio
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Kip Burn Formation
3" and 2.9" long on 5.2 x 4.3" rock
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