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    Trilobites with Cystoid
    Neoasaphus punctatus
    Middle Ordovician
    Wolchow River, Russia

    This exceptional plate features a "family" of four fairly large Trilobites, all of which have some rather long, developed eye stalks known as "peduncles;" this allowed the creatures to see above the sea floor when buried. Three of these rich, tan brown Trilobites are quite robust, measuring over 3 inches (7.62 cm) long each and, along with their smaller companion, are joined in this ancient diorama by a smooth Cystoid of light yellow tan coloration. The remnant is essentially a "ball" of crystalline Calcite which filled in the no longer remaining shell material. Trilobites are extremely popular among collectors of invertebrate fossils: these examples are all solidly preserved, with the body sections defined and visible. The specimens have been expertly prepared.
    Overall Measurements: 13.2 x 9.4 x 1.8 inches (33.6 x 23.8 x 4.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


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    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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