Age: Upper Ordovician
Formation: Rust Formation, Trenton Group
Location: Walcott-Rust Quarry, Trenton Falls, New York
Size: Trilobite is 0.8 inches across
This is a nice specimen of Ceraurus pleurexanthemus from the famous Walcott-Rust Quarry (WRQ) near Trenton Falls, New York. This type is one of the original trilobites that Charles D. Walcott and James Hall made famous well over a century ago! The trilobite has the tail curled under, but it has its stalked eyes intact, which is quite unusual. The trilobite has very good detail preserved, showcasing the pustulated, thick shell exoskeletons very well. The bug is well displayed on the squared limestone plate that also contains a partial trilobite and other fossils. Anyone who knows anything about the history of US trilobites knows how important a piece like this is. This is an affordable example of a classic Ceraurus pleurexanthemus trilobite from New York State.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.