Zeliszkella torrubiae Volongo Trilobite
Phacopida, Family Dalmanitidae
is 1 9/16”
Valongo Formation, Covelo, Portugal
Valongo trilobites are easily recognized by their ghostly appearance.
They are normally compressed, distorted, and the matrix has a
slatey appearance. Zeliszkella
torrubiae is one of the less common species from the Valongo
Formation. One is struck immediately by the exquisite preservation,
color and aesthetics of this specimen. It is fully prone and inflated,
resting comfortably on the matrix. This one has an unusually well
preserved left eye, showing the eye facets.