Extra Nice Enrolled Phacops Dev. Silica Trilobite !!

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 21, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
This is a sweet, complete, ENROLLED Phacops rana crassituburculata trilobite from the Mid Devonian Silica Shale formation of Ohio, USA. The trilobite is 3 " (7.5 cm) long (nose to tail) by 1 1/8" (3 cm) wide across at the cheek . This has been professionally prepared with NO restoration!!! The Trilobite has some compression fractures visible on the nose but is solid and complete inevery way. The weight is 1 1/2 oz or 42.5 gm and will ship easily. ThisPhacops was collected in Paulding, Ohio. The Silica Shale preservation from this area has less pyrite in the trilobites and are not as black as the Sylvania, OH or New York trilobites. They are a rich, warm , translucent brown and tend to be larger at times. The New York and European Phacops rana have been renamed in some literature as Eldredgops but the Phacops rana crassituberculata is still applied to the Ohio species and is more popular. The eye lenses that are so distinctive are very clean in this specimen and number 84 facets as usual for this species and can be counted in these photos.
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