Jump to content
  • Ectillaenus giganteus


    Images:

    DevonianDigger
    • Nektobenthic carnivore, purchased via auction.

    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Trilobita
    Order: Corynexochida
    Family: Illaenidae
    Genus: Ectillaenus
    Species: E. giganteus
    Author Citation Burmeister, 1843

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Ordovician
    Epoch: Middle
    International Age: Darriwilian

    Stratigraphy

    Valongo Formation

    Provenance

    Date Collected: 11/27/2017
    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Dimensions

    Blank: 11
    Width: 6

    Location

    Covelo
    Portugal

    Comments

    Nektobenthic carnivore, purchased via auction.



    User Feedback


    Nice acquisition! "Nektobenthic carnivore" meaning it crawled around in the muck and ate smaller critters. I think that's the definition of "politician" :P 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    DevonianDigger

    Posted · Report

    54 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

    Very interesting. 

    How big is the specimen, please. 

     

    11x6cm

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Tidgy's Dad

    Posted · Report

    1 minute ago, DevonianDigger said:

     

    11x6cm

    Thanks. 

    Quite a decent size. :)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    DevonianDigger

    Posted · Report

    Just now, Tidgy's Dad said:

    Thanks. 

    Quite a decent size. :)

     

    It's a pretty cool piece. I was able to grab it at auction for a steal. Right place, right time!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Tidgy's Dad

    Posted · Report

    2 minutes ago, DevonianDigger said:

     

    It's a pretty cool piece. I was able to grab it at auction for a steal. Right place, right time!

    I think it's great.

    Good buy! :envy: 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now


×