Superb Paraszechuanella Trilobites from China

Paraszechuanella sp

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Leiostegiidae

Geological Time: Ordovician

Size: The trilobites are 3” and 2 7/8” in length on an 11 x 9” flat plate

Fossil Site: Yinchufu Series, Yongshun, Hunan Province, China

Paraszechuanella TrilobitesDescription: Presented is a large impressive plate of two Paraszechuanella from the Ordovician of China. Both specimens are full sized adults, well articulated, fully prone and aesthetically centered on the thick limestone plate. They give off a ghostly appearance, silver white against the faded black background. The white lines are natural mineral intrusions, not repaired cracks.

Fossil imports from China went into a dramatic decline a few years ago because of harsh government export regulations. Trilobite plates like this are now virtually impossible to obtain at fossil trade shows from Chinese fossil dealers. This double plate I obtained from a high-end collection recently liquidated.


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