Ceraurus pleurexanthemus Age: Upper Ordovician Formation: Rust Formation, Trenton Group Location: Walcott-Rust Quarry, Trenton Falls, New York Size: Plate is 5.3 inches across Price:SOLD
This is a fabulous pair 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! Both specimens on the plate have their free cheeks and eyes intact, which is quite unusual. The trilobites have very good detail preserved, showcasing the pustulated, thick shell exoskeletons well. The bugs are very well displayed on the squared limestone plate that also contains other fossils - fully natural, no compositing! Anyone who knows anything about the history of US trilobites knows how important a piece like this is. This is a top quality double example of classic Ceraurus pleurexanthemus trilobites from New York State.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.