Impressive Lloydolithus Trilobite

An Iconic UK Trilobite

Lloydolithus lloydi

Trilobites Order Asaphida, Family Trinucleidae

Geological Time: Lower Ordovician, Llanvirn Series, (about 480 million years ago)

Fossil Size: Trilobite is 25 mm long by 19 mm wide on a 60 mm by 75 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Middleton Formation , Betton Quarry, Betton Shropshire, United Kingdom

Code: UKF255

Price: $395.00

Lloydolithus lloydi UK TrilobiteDescription: Well-preserved example of a member of the Order Asaphida, Family Trinucleidae, with a dramatically-displayed cephalic rim. The cephalic pits (fenestrae) are also evident, the means by which this trilobite filtered detritus from the seafloor. The trilobite presumably hovered at the seafloor, using its legs to kick up particulates which then passed through the cephalic ring. Overall, a fine example of the taxon, rarely offered with this degree of preservation.

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Lloydolithus lloydi

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