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Loose Elrathia with Very Distinct Bite Mark
Stock Number  D318084
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Name:   Elrathia kingi
Age:  Middle Cambrian
Formation:  Wheeler Formation
Location:  Millard County, Utah
Size:  Trilobite is 0.9 inches long
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Here is an unusual trilobite with an interesting story to tell. This is a complete Elrathia kingi from the Middle Cambrian of Utah. The large trilobite exhibits fine detail and nice natural color. Now comes the story - the middle right side of the trilobite exhibits a large, clearly defined bite mark! The predator was probably an Anomalocaris, the T. rex of the Cambrian seas. Did this bite cause the trilobite to die? - we will never know for sure. This is a fine example of predation amongst organisms of the Cambrian Sea.



 
 
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