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Menai Strait, North Wales Trilobite ID

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Tom Hughes

Hi,

 

I recently found this partial Trilobite in a small exposure of mudstone (possibly ordovician) on the Menai strait just outside of Bangor. If anyone could help me its identification that would be fantastic.

 

Thanks,

Tom

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Fossildude19

I took the liberty of cropping and contrasting your image a bit. 

 

Maybe @piranha  will have the answer for you. 

 

 

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Tom Hughes

Thank you both,

I believe you're right. I have a smaller example (a negative) that clearly shows the large exaggerated Cephalon. Do you think it is possible to ID this to species level?

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piranha
37 minutes ago, Tom Hughes said:

I believe you're right. I have a smaller example (a negative) that clearly shows the large exaggerated Cephalon. Do you think it is possible to ID this to species level?

 

 

Because the features are not preserved very well, I would label it:  cf. Pricyclopyge sp.   

At least we can be certain it belongs to the Cyclopygidae.  image enhanced / inverted:

 

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Tom Hughes

Brilliant. Thank you.

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