Phacopid Trilobite with Most Unusual Color Preservation

Cf Eldregeops (Phacops) rana

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Phacopidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 20 mm long (if straight) by 14 mm wide, Matrix: 39 mm by 20 mm by 38 mm tall

Fossil Site: Hamilton Group, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York

Code: CPT04

Price: $195.00

EldregeopsDescription: This is a most unusual trilobite. Notice the pleasing café au lait color, and the regular darkened spots to the exoskeleton. These marking have been interpreted as the positions of internal muscle attachments. The specimens were collected from a site on the border with Pennsylvania several decades ago, and to my knowledge specimens such as these have not been offered commercially. This fine enrolled example self-dsiplays on its flat matrix base. For another example, see:
Thomas E. Whiteley et al, Trilobites of New York, Plate 103.

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