Large Arctinurus boltoni with Pustulose Exoskeleton

Name: Arctinurus boltoni
Age:  Middle Silurian
Formation:  Rochester Shale
Location:  Middleport, New York
Size: Trilobite is 4.8 inches long

Specimen SS1071

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This is a very detailed example of a classic U.S. trilobite. It is a textbook Arctinurus boltoni from the Silurian of New York. This is one of the most sought-after and displayable types of trilobites in the world. We collected the quarry for a year, and only found a handful of complete specimens. This fabulous trilobite was recently acquired from an elite fossil collection. This inflated trilobite exhibits very fine detail - the entire carapace of the trilobite is covered with distinct pustules. The trilobite is quite 3-D, and the cephalic process (''snout'') is easily seen. The pleural spines terminate in sharp points, and the broad, fan-shaped pygidium is beautifully displayed. The bug has great color and contrast and is nicely showcased on the large, semi-squared plate. This is a top quality example of this highly collectible, classic Lichid trilobite direct from a major fossil collection.

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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