A killer specimen of a rare Lobopyge sp. trilobite from Morocco. It’s quite large for the species, being around 1.1” long it outstretched and the preparation is spectacular. The spines have been prepared so they are free standing as well as the head so the mouth plate can be seen.
For sale at: http://www.fossilera.com/fossils/rare-lobopyge-trilobite-killer-preparation
In which I found an enormous box packed full of them.
Went digging around in the basement of the museum I work at again, thought I would share.
Fresh out of my prep lab. Here is a rarely offered Upper Cambrian trilobite, Orygmaspis contracta.
For sale at: http://www.fossilera.com/fossils/beautiful-orygmaspis-trilobite-with-hitch-hiker
This is a killer example of a rare spiny trilobite from Morocco, Kolihapeltis rabatensis. It’s laid out perfectly prone and at 2 1/4 inches is quite large for the species. The preparation on this specimen is very good with the long spines prepared out free-standing. This is one of the finer specimens of this species you’ll see.
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Itty bitty teeny weeny Cambrian era trilobites (with my index finger for scale)
Amazing fossil trilobite from Russia, Boedaspis ensifer. Prepared by the Saint-Petersburg Paleontological Laboratory (http://www.paleoart.com)
The Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology is basically the Bible for what we are doing. It contains figures, drawn to scale, of type specimens of different trilobite genera, so if there’s a taxon we want to study but we don’t have a specimen ourselves, we can literally measure a picture of it from this book and then we’ll have some data to work with. Plus it has a ton of information about the discovery and naming of the taxon, and where the type species is and defining characteristics of the taxon. It’s extremely interesting and extremely useful.
This is a odd Devonian trilobite Psychopyge elegans with a distinctive long rostrum coming off of it’s head. It’s over 4 1/2 inches long and has been expertly prepared with all of the rows of tiny spines free standing as well as the genal spines.
I got pictures of us taking pictures! That’s the camera we’re using and we’re testing out settings on a neat little gastropod shell.