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Wren's Nest unusual trilobite

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s.c.

Hi

I made my first visit to Wren's Nest yesterday.  I still need to go through my finds but did well including some Dudley bugs (partial) and lots of coral and brachiopods.  However this partial trilobite had myself and others stumped.  If anyone can help with ID and cleaning up I'd be grateful (I don't have any professional prep kit like air abrader or air pen).  Trilobite at bottom right of first pic.  Thanks!   

Sam

 

trilobite 1 cropped.jpg

trilobite 1.jpg

trilobite 2.jpg

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FossilDAWG

I'm not sure of the ID but I suspect you have a hypostome (mouth plate). These are less familiar to most collectors than the usual cephalia and pygidia, which may explain why the locals didn't recognize it.

 

Don

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s.c.

Awesome! I'm really new to trilobites - only my second trilobite hunt - so I'm thrilled to have spotted something unusual and delighted to have learned something new too.  Big thanks for the ID help :-)

 

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piranha

Compare with these Dudley lichids with similar hypostomes.  The median body and terracing appears to match well with Platylichas grayii.

 

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s.c.
2 hours ago, piranha said:

Compare with these Dudley lichids with similar hypostomes.  The median body and terracing appears to match well with Platylichas grayii.

 

IMG.thumb.jpg.e111552d2ac1743d492da9212a58ca05.jpg

 

Thank you Piranha; I think you are right. I really appreciate the help and the pictures are really useful. I've a lot to learn about trilobites but finding something interesting is always a great catalyst! I'll clean it up some more and post some better pics hopefully. Huge thanks. 

 

Sam

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JohnBrewer

That's a cool find Sam. I like Wrens Nest and get there a few times a year living in Manchester.

 

Never found a complete 'Dudley bug', a few partials tho. I have found some exceptional corals and bryzoa though. 

 

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fifbrindacier

Yes, cool find.

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