Dicranurus hamatus elegantus trilobite
Master Preparator Bob Carroll
Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae
Time: Lower Devonian
Size: mm (25.4mm=1
inch): 54 mm on 115 by 85 mm matrix
Site: Haragan Formation, Coal County, Oklahoma
hamatus elegantus is an Odontopleurid trilobite (Order: Lichida;
Suborder: Lichina; Superfamily: Odontopleurida; Family: Selenopeltidae)
from the Lower Devonian strata of Oklahoma. This Lichid is treasured
by collectors as one of the most exotic spiny trilobites and is
morphologically similar to its larger cousin from genus Dicranurus
monstrosus from the Atlas Mountains of Morroco.
to the chase, this large, elegant trilobite is one of the best
largest Dicanurus specimens Bob Carroll has collected and prepared.
Very often the elegantus
you will find on the market are composites of the parts of several
trilobites, for rarely are good and complete bugs found. Moreover,
when they are found complete, they are more often than not suffering
from some malformation or distortion and have considerable though
not very detectable restoration. This trilobite is among the
of the best, and is a work-of-art, by a master craftsman for the
truly discerning collector.
this specimen if you want the very, very best (see pix below).
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