Meadowtownella trentonensis Age: Middle Ordovician Formation: Rust Formation, Trenton Group Location: Walcott-Rust Quarry, Trenton Falls, New York Size: Trilobite is about 0.4 inches long This specimen is not for sale Click here for similar specimens that are for sale
This is a rare spiny trilobite from a classic US site. It is a complete Meadowtownella trentonensis 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 over a century ago! The Harvard WRQ website describes Meadowtownella: ''The trilobite is ornate, small, and rarely over 2.5cm (1 inch) long'' - that describes this specimen to a tee. This trilobite is complete, with both free cheeks intact. The bug has good detail preserved and is very well articulated. The long genal and pleural spines are intact, and the tail also has its spines intact. The trilobite is very well displayed on the squared limestone plate. Anyone who knows anything about the history of US trilobites knows how important an Odontopleurid from this locality is - it is a rare piece of history. This is a very distinct example of the Meadowtownella trentonensis trilobite from New York State.