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We are avid winter skiers here in NYS. As soon as the temps are above freezing, the snow is gone, we are on the hunt for those Devonian fossils. A nice day trip to Canandaigua Lake, we ventured up a gully that is open to the public. On the south wall we began finding shale and limestone slides. Immediately after fanning away the leaves of fall past, the fossils presented. Many brachiopods, crinoid pieces and a few trilo butts. Our find of the day was this great little complete curled trilo and iron enriched brachiopod. We definitely will be returning. loop
Since the publication of "Trilobites of New York" more interesting specimens have been found and prepped. This new topic will complement "Trilobites of New York" by posting trilobites that were not illustrated, new discoveries or specimens of better quality. So as I find these trilobites, I will post them. I'm starting off with a poorly understood trilobite, Ceraurus pleurexanthemus. The problem in understanding this trilobite is that Green's type specimen is buried in shale and what is exposed is not very diagnostic. This has resulted in many different types of Ceraurus being assigned to thi