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Trilobite thorax ?

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Rocky Stoner

Hi again ! :)

This broke out in a difficult way. Maybe the next one will split in a more desirable fashion.

Both of these pieces are from the same chunk of matrix, but are 2 different animals. Almost certain of this because they will not "plug" into one another. Could be the same one tho I guess.

Anyway, is there enough of it there to ID it ? (them ? )

Thanks for looking,

B)

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Tidgy's Dad

Eldredgeops rana I would think is the most likely. 

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Rocky Stoner

Thanks 'Dad.

I mostly find the cephalons but few that would fit one this large.

I might concentrate on this corner of the patch for a spell.

Thanks again for your expertise, very much appreciated.

RS

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Wrangellian

Hey Rocky, have you shown any general view shots of the site you're digging these things out of? Just curious.

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WhodamanHD

I bet you could glue this piece back together and start prepping from above and (assuming it’s complete) it would turn out pretty nice. Would take some effort though. I agree with the E. rana ID btw. Your site is strikingly similar to the Mahantango exposed at Beltzville Park in PA in terms of animal life (other then the calyxes) and fossil density. I bet they were a similar environment, shallow and packed with life. Funny how it’s completely different in Maryland! 

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Rocky Stoner
17 minutes ago, Wrangellian said:

Hey Rocky, have you shown any general view shots of the site you're digging these things out of? Just curious.

Here is a recent post that shows the little berry patch. Everything I find is at the surface in the top 6" that was exposed with the garden plow.

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/84763-trilobite-thorax/&tab=comments#comment-912965

Cheers

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Wrangellian

Thanks, commented there

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