Palaeolenus Guanshan Biota Trilobites Pair

Palaeolenus sp. Trilobite

Trilobite Order Ptychopariida, Family Palaeoleniodae

Geological Time: Early/Middle Cambrian (~520 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobites are 13 mm long by 9 mm across and 10 mm long by 8 mm across on a 90 mm by 75 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Guanshan Fauna, Lower most part of Wulongqing Formation, Caijiachong Valley, Yieyatoung, Gangtoucun Village, Xiamacun Town, Kunming City, Yunnan - Just above the Chengjiang Maotianshan Shales

Fossil Code: CF423

Price: $365.00


PalaeolenusDescription: This trilobite comes from what has been termed the “Guanshan Fauna”, found in the Wulongqing Formation. The Guanshan Fauna shares many genera with the slightly older Chengjiang Biota, but differs at the species level. This specimen displays two well-preserved examples of the Ptychopariid trilobite Palaeolenus.

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