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    • Gene gifted this Modocia to me. Although it's not complete it's a fine specimen with some excellent details. I did gift him a box of fossils from Ohio and Maryland so I'll count this as a trade. These trilobites are relatively rare to find intact and complete. Gene claims one is found every 8-10 hours in the Marjum. The Marjum is brittle and unforgiving. Care must be taken to preserve these specimens in the field.

    Taxonomy

    Modocia typicalis

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Trilobita
    Order: Ptychopariida
    Family: Marjumiidae
    Genus: Modocia
    Species: M. typicalis

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Cambrian
    Epoch: Middle

    Stratigraphy

    Marjum Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Gene Boardman
    Date Collected: 03/30/2019
    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Marjum Formations near U-Dig Quarry
    Millard County
    UT
    United States

    Comments

    Gene gifted this Modocia to me. Although it's not complete it's a fine specimen with some excellent details. I did gift him a box of fossils from Ohio and Maryland so I'll count this as a trade. These trilobites are relatively rare to find intact and complete. Gene claims one is found every 8-10 hours in the Marjum. The Marjum is brittle and unforgiving. Care must be taken to preserve these specimens in the field.



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    DevonianDigger

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    Very nice! Another one I don't have. Cool find, Jason!

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    Fossil-Hound

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    @DevonianDigger why thank you. If I find anymore I'll let you know and we can arrange a Devonian for Cambrian trilobite trade.

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