Cryptolithus bellulus Age: Upper Ordovician Formation: Martinsburg Formation Location: Swatara Gap, Lebanon Co., PA Size: Trilobite is 0.75 inches long including spine This specimen is not for sale Click here for similar specimens that are for sale
This is an excellent Trinucleid trilobite. It is a complete Cryptolithus bellulus from the classic site at Swatara Gap, Pennsylvania. This specimen was collected by Steve Hess in 1984. This type of trilobite is known for the unusual pitted fringe that encircles the entire front of the trilobite. This specimen has this feature wonderfully intact. The rest of the trilobite also has excellent detail. The bug's orange coloration is naturally striking. This is a distinct example of this beautifully-fringed trilobite from this closed site.