Very Rare Montana Trilobite Vanuxemella contracta

Vanuxemella contracta

(Walcott 1916)

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Zacanthoididae

Geological Time: Middle Cambrian

Size: Trilobite is 11 mm long

Fossil Site: Gordon Shale, Thompson Falls, Montana

This is a very rare species from an obscure location. Montana trilobites are amongst the hardest to acquire from within western states. Generally, when found at all, they are missing their free cheeks. This one has both, firmly attached, including, the genal spines.

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