Striking Arctinurus Silurian Trilobite

Emperor of North American Trilobites

Arctinurus boltoni

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae

Geological Time: Silurian, Wenlockian Stage (~424 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 122 mm long by 75 mm wide on a 180 mm by 230 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Rochester Shale Formation, Middleport, New York

Code: SRC15

Price: Sold

Arctinurus Trilobite for SaleDescription: This trilobite is a member of the Order Lichida, Family Lichidae from the Silurian Rochester Formation deposits of Middleport, New York, known as Arctinurus boltoni. The species is referred to by some as the “Emperor of North American trilobites”, and fittingly so. Notice the fine details in the many pustules found upon the surface of the exoskeleton. The diagnostic pleural and pygidial spines are well in evidence, and the trilobite is quite 3-D in relief. This is a very fine example of the taxon, one sure to serve as a cornerstone of any collection. Lateral distortion of the right side of this specimen render this a highly affordable example of this uncommon trilobite.

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