Altiocculus drumensis Trilobites
Order Ptychopariida, Suborder Ptychopariina, Superfamily Ptychoparioidea,
Time: Middle Cambrian
trilobite is 50 mm
Pierson Cove Formation Drum Mountains, Utah
An attractive and rare association of two Altiocculus drumensis
on a trimmed plate. The primary specimen is large, 3D and well preserved.
Note the pustules covering the body and an amazingly numerous 30
segments of the species. The eyes are present. The right side of
the cephalon is fully intact, the left side is folded under. The
secondary specimen is a molt and missing its free cheeks. This plate
was professionally prepared using air abrasion by Dave Comfort.
There has been no restoration or enhancement.
fossil pictures to enlarge