Ceraurus pleurexanthemus Age: Upper Ordovician Formation: Rust Formation, Trenton Group Location: Walcott-Rust Quarry, Trenton Falls, New York Size: Trilobite is 1.4 inches long This specimen is not for sale Click here for similar specimens that are for sale
This is a beautiful US trilobite. It is a large, true Ceraurus pleurexanthemus from the famous Walcott-Rust Quarry near Trenton Falls, New York. This type is one of the original trilobites that Charles D. Walcott and James Hall made famous a century ago! This specimen is complete, with both free cheeks intact. The trilobite has great detail preserved, showcasing the thick shell exoskeleton beautifully - even the stalked eyes are natural! Anyone who knows anything about the history of US trilobites knows how important a trilobite from this locality is - it is a piece of history. This is a large, top quality example of a complete Ceraurus pleurexanthemus trilobite from New York State.
This fossil was collected and obtained legally, and is also being sold legally.