Fine Eoredlichia Trilobite with Antenna Preserved

Eoedlichia intermedia

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Family Redlichiidae

Geological Time: Early Cambrian (~525 years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 26 mm across by 29 mm long (with 10 mm antennae) on a 95 mm by 70 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Chengjiang Biota - Quiongzhusi Section, Yu’anshan Member, Heilinpu Formation, Ercaicun Village, Anning, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Fossil Code: CJF1320

Price: $495.00 - sold


Trilobite with AntennaDescription: With the discovery of the Chengjiang Biota in 1984 a window on the Cambrain Explosion in China was opened. The diversity of soft-tissue fossils is astonishing: algae, medusiforms, sponges, priapulids, annelid like worms, echinoderms, arthropods (including trilobites), hemichordates, chordates, and the first Eoredlichia Trilobiteagnathan fish make up just a small fraction of the total. Numerous problematic forms are known as well, some of which may have represented failed attempts at diversity that did not persist to the present day.

This trilobite is a species of Eoredlichia, a member of the Family Redlichiida. Trilobites from this timeframe were members of the Redlichiida, Ptychopariida, Corynexochida, and the Agnostida, with the balance of the orders appearing later in time. What is most unusual about this one is that the whip-like antennae have been preserved.

Also see: Chengjiang Biota List Chengjiang Fossils

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