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Hello All,

I noticed that lots of forum members were adding trilobites on separate topics. I thought it would be fun to put all our favorite trilos on one page!

I will start with one of my favorite soft-body trilobites.

This is a ventral Triarthrus eatoni that is 3.2 cm long from NY.

-PzF

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fossilshk

Hello All,

I noticed that lots of forum members were adding trilobites on separate topics. I thought it would be fun to put all our favorite trilos on one page!

I will start with one of my favorite soft-body trilobites.

This is a ventral Triarthrus eatoni that is 3.2 cm long from NY.

-PzF

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Oh~ Very nice , I want to have one N Y soft-body trilobites long time! :D Anybody can tell me how can I find it?

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fossilshk

I like Comura! Looks tyrannical!

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piranha

SWEET PzF B)

I have about 100 favorites ... I'll post a few from the Top 10 shortly.

In honor of your super-spectacular soft-bodied trilobite here is a free

pdf of the classic book collaboratively undertaken by the legendary

C.E. Beecher finished posthumously by the great Percy Raymond.

"The Appendages, Anatomy and Relationships of Trilobites" LINK

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palaeopix

Hello All,

I noticed that lots of forum members were adding trilobites on separate topics. I thought it would be fun to put all our favorite trilos on one page!

I will start with one of my favorite soft-body trilobites.

This is a ventral Triarthrus eatoni that is 3.2 cm long from NY.

-PzF

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Wow,

such a cool specimen PzF!

Are you serious...!?

I have about 100 favorites as well!!

This guy here is a particular favorite because it was my first, and a gift from my favorite uncle!

post-2629-0-65771000-1296172196_thumb.jpg Eldredgia venustus. Devonian, Bolivia.

And then there's this one, which is the best Pterocephalia norfordi in my collection.

post-2629-0-01261200-1296172516_thumb.jpg Upper Cambrian, British Columbia.

There are many more but I'll hold back for now!

Dan

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paleozoicfish

SWEET PzF B)

I have about 100 favorites ... I'll post a few from the Top 10 shortly.

In honor of your super-spectacular soft-bodied trilobite here is a free

pdf of the classic book collaboratively undertaken by the legendary

C.E. Beecher finished posthumously by the great Percy Raymond.

"The Appendages, Anatomy and Relationships of Trilobites" LINK

Excellent! Thanks!

-PzF

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Dent de requin

Here are two trilobite I found in the Carboniferous of Belgium. No restoration,100% natural :D

1- cummingella belisama

2- Piltonia kuehnei

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piranha

Here are two trilobite I found in the Carboniferous of Belgium. No restoration,100% natural :D

1- cummingella belisama

2- Piltonia kuehnei

Beautiful Mississippian bugs Dent de requin! B)

By the time the Carboniferous had rolled around the proetids were the only group of trilobites left remaining. Amazingly they managed to withstand another 100 million years before going extinct in the Permian. One striking tidbit (literally) is the miniaturization of the proetids. Surely an evolutionary response based on environmental demands. There were a few that teased upwards around the two inch mark toward the end but most were rather pill sized of course. A far cry from the early gigantic Cambrian paradoxidids or the 28" monster Isotelus rex of the Ordovician sea. Considering the great diversity of genera and species they departed quite unceremoniously with a disproportionate whimper. :(

Ameropiltonia lauradanae - formerly [breviphillipsia sampsoni]

Mississippian - Chouteau Formation, Saline County, Missouri

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paleozoicfish

Beautiful Mississippian bugs Dent de requin! B)

By the time the Carboniferous had rolled around the proetids were the only group of trilobites left remaining. Amazingly they managed to withstand another 100 million years before going extinct in the Permian. One striking tidbit (literally) is the miniaturization of the proetids. Surely an evolutionary response based on environmental demands. There were a few that teased upwards around the two inch mark toward the end but most were rather pill sized of course. A far cry from the early gigantic Cambrian paradoxidids or the 28" monster Isotelus rex of the Ordovician sea. Considering the great diversity of genera and species they departed quite unceremoniously with a disproportionate whimper. :(

Ameropiltonia lauradanae - formerly [breviphillipsia sampsoni]

Mississippian - Chouteau Formation, Saline County, Missouri

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Very nice and well put! I, too, always thought it was an undignified ending for creatures with such a long span and having once dominated the sea bottom.

-PzF

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Frank Menser

This Asaphus was the first 'big money' fossil of my collection.

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I did the prep on this D. monstrosus. Fun project.

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This big Trimerus is completely replaced with pyrite.

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RCFossils

I will see your soft bodied Triarthrus and raise you a Bundenbach Chotecops :P Great specimens everyone!

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paleozoicfish

I will see your soft bodied Triarthrus and raise you a Bundenbach Chotecops Great specimens everyone!

Well Done RC...I raise Triarthrus in 4 different poses: Ventral, Dorsal, Lateral and Rolled! :D

cheers,

PzF

Ventral: 3.5 cm

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2 dorsal with perfect antennae 1.1 and 1.3 cm

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Lateral 2.4 cm

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Rolled 1 cm

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piranha
On 1/28/2011 at 6:27 PM, paleozoicfish said:

Well Done RC...I raise Triarthrus in 4 different poses: Ventral, Dorsal, Lateral and Rolled! :D

 I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-Y B) I-N-S-A-N-E 

PzF ... I think you meant to say you were ALL IN ...

4 of a Kind is the TOP .... here there or ANYWHERE!

:fistbump::fistbump:

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palaeopix

I fold!!!!!

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CAESAR

Nice topic and great collections of all! :P

These two Cambrian trilobites of my collection are from Kaili, China, a Burgess Shale type fauna.

1. Olenoides paraptus, Size: 5cm

2. Kaotaia transversa, Size: 1.5cm

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palaeopix

Nice topic and great collections of all! :P

These two Cambrian trilobites of my collection are from Kaili, China, a Burgess Shale type fauna.

1. Olenoides paraptus, Size: 5cm

2. Kaotaia transversa, Size: 1.5cm

Yeah,

that Olenoides paraptus is one of my favorite trilobites too!

Nice trilos CAESAR!!

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piranha

Spectacular Caesar, they are both fantastic especially the Olenoides! ;)

The Order Corynexochida are my favorite Paleozoic Food Processors! B)

Kootenia spencei

Middle Cambrian

Spence Shale, Utah

22mm juvenile specimen

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RCFossils

Well played Andrew!

Here is another favorite. A huge Isotelus maximus from Mount Orab Ohio. This guy is pushing nine inches!

I have a partial of that i will post pictures of that was almost twice that size.

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RCFossils

Here is the partial

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palaeopix

Spectacular Caesar, they are both fantastic especially the Olenoides! ;)

The Order Corynexochida are my favorite Paleozoic Food Processors! B)

Kootenia spencei

Middle Cambrian

Spence Shale, Utah

22mm juvenile specimen

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Alright,

yet another of my favorites!:wub:

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CAESAR

Thank you very much Dan and Piranha! :D

Cambrian trilobites are my favorite! :wub:

another Cambrian trilobite of Corynexochida, Amphoton deois, from Shandong, China, Size: 1.8cm.

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palaeopix

Thank you very much Dan and Piranha! :D

Cambrian trilobites are my favorite! :wub:

another Cambrian trilobite of Corynexochida, Amphoton deois, from Shandong, China, Size: 1.8cm.

Thanks CAESAR,

me too and that Amphoton deois is really cool!

Yet another favorite!!!!

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paleozoicfish

Well played Andrew!

Here is another favorite. A huge Isotelus maximus from Mount Orab Ohio. This guy is pushing nine inches!

I have a partial of that i will post pictures of that was almost twice that size.

Wow! What a beauty!

Any thoughts on what to do with the partial? I guess it is best to leave it as is.

Either way, awesome!

-PzF

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paleozoicfish

Thank you very much Dan and Piranha! :D

Cambrian trilobites are my favorite! :wub:

another Cambrian trilobite of Corynexochida, Amphoton deois, from Shandong, China, Size: 1.8cm.

Excellent trilo!

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CAESAR

Thanks all! B)

Redlichiid trilobites also richly distributed in china as the most common genus Redlichia. This is a particular trilobite of Redlichiida, Malungia laevigata, from Yunnan, China, Size: 3cm.

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