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    Trilobites

    Trilobite Fossil
    Arctinurus boltoni
    Middle Silurian
    Rochester Shale Formation
    Middleport, New York, USA


    This massive block of a gray matrix ideally frames a nicely sized Arctinurus from New York. Known as the "King" of the Trilobites - a fitting moniker for a fossil from the Empire State - this exceptional example is complete, with virtually no visible restoration. This variety is not common as only a few specimens come out of the locality each season. This blackish-brown fossil has been expertly prepared, and its fluid shape gives it the appearance of being in motion. The gritty surface of the ancient marine creature has a subtle "pustulose" texture with quite fine pimply bumps covering the preserved shell of this benthic scavenger. This is a truly superlative specimen of a well-known but uncommon variety out of the famous Rochester Shale Formation. This is a quintessential American Trilobite that displays perfectly from any orientation.
    Overall Measurements: 6.77 x 6.10 x 2.02 inches (17.20 x 15.50 x 5.14 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
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