Here is a fabulous example of a classic trilobite from the United States. This is a very large Modocia typicalis from the Middle Cambrian of Utah. There is no restoration or reconstruction on this fantastic specimen. This trilobite is very prone and nicely articulated. Both free cheeks are present, and the genal spines are exquisitely displayed. The bug is somewhat inflated and exhibits excellent detail. The sharply-pointed pleural spines are all intact and easily seen. This trilobite has gorgeous natural color - the chocolate brown fossil contrasts beautifully with the pinkish-orange matrix. The bug is well showcased on the large, squared plate of matrix. This is a top quality example of Modocia typicalis from the Marjum Shale.
This fossil was collected and obtained legally, and is also being sold legally.