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Ruger9a

Hello folks.  I am considering a purchase and would like to know it this fossil is as described.   It listed as Remopleurides species trilobite?  It's from Jingxi, China.

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Tidgy's Dad

It doesn't look like Remopleurides to me. 

Nice little piece though. :)

@piranhaScott? 

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Fossildude19

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FossilDAWG

Definitely not a Remopleurides.  Maybe a Redlichia?

 

Don

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Ruger9a
3 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

Definitely not a Remopleurides.  Maybe a Redlichia?

 

Don

Thanks all! 

FossilDAWG, Thanks.  That's what I was thinking also.  I have a few Redlichia trilobites (two species) and the configurations resemble this item very, very closely.  Just wanted to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me - again.   I sometimes wonder if the miss-identification is intentional in order to sell a more common item.  

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MarcusFossils

This trilobite is informally called Decurtatus conicus, but I believe was recently described as 'Haniwa sp'

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MarcusFossils

From an unpublished thesis:

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Ruger9a

Thank MarcusFossils!  You are the 4th confirmation that the species was incorrectly identified, so it's off my consideration list.  Thanks again all.

 

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MarcusFossils

I would necessarily blame the seller for the wrong ID. I'm sure it wasn't malicious. This is nevertheless a fairly rare trilobite! 

 

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