Trilobites and Trilobite Accessories

An Undergraduate Research Attempt

In which I found an enormous box packed full of them.

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.

Went digging around in the basement of the museum I work at again, thought I would share.

fossilera:

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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fossilera:

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. 

Just added for sale at FossilEra.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.

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.