Trilobite Bathyurus superbus from Ontario Canada

Name: Bathyurus superbus

Class Trilobita; Trilobite Order Proetida; Family Bathyuridae

Geological Time: Middle Ordovician

Size (25.4mm=1 inch): 20 mm on a 380 mm x 230 mm plate

Fossil Site: Lowville Formation, Middle Black River Group, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada

Description: This trilobite is a member of the last surviving order of trilobites, the Proetida, and is a very rare species from a seldom mentioned area and formation. It is nearly complete with some of the white calcite exoskeleton intact on the right side of the thorax.

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Bathyurus superbus

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