Ontario Trilobite Nanillaenus americanus

Name: Nanillaenus americanus (Canadian Trilobites)

Class Trilobita; Order: Corynexochida; Family Illaneidae

Geological Time: Ordovician

Size: 38 mm x 45 mm on a 90 mm x 70 mm plate

Fossil Site: Lindsay Hillier Member, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

Description: This is a huge fully inflated and 3-D specimen of this highly desirable Ontario species. The Illaenids are thought to have made a living plowing through the substrate, hence the broad cephalon. Most are found enrolled, making this nearly prone example most unusual.

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