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Sinopaleus

Hello everyone,

 

It's been a while since I've started a topic on the forum; but over time, it has occurred to me how many of our forum members have spectacular specimens of Chinese trilobites. I hope to start this thread to showcase and celebrate the amazing trilobite fossils that come from China, contributed by no other than our very own. :)

 

Chinese trilobites have been relatively underlaid in the trilobite collection world by the Moroccan material and Russian material. But with a jaw-dropping diversity and rarity of trilobites, China's trilobites may make up for the incredible 3-D preservation seen in Moroccan Devonian trilobites and Russian Ordovician trilobites. China's Cambrian trilobites are quite famous and popular, ranging from the god-status trilobites of the Kushan formation in Shandong, to the unique trilobites of the Sandu formation from Guangxi, to the ancient trilobites of the Chengjiang and Guanshan fauna in Yunnan... the list goes on.

Perhaps we may even start to hear Chinese Cambrian, Russian Ordovician, American Silurian and Moroccan Devonian in the future amongst trilobite collectors!

 

Regardless, I hope the collectors of the forum would be willing to share their fossils to us, no matter how they are. The more the merrier! ;) 

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Malcolmt

I wish I could show you mine but I do not have a single one

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Sinopaleus

I'll start this thread off with a few of my own :raindance:

 

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Yiliangella xundianensis

Early Cambrian

Hongjingshao formation, Malong, Yunnan, China

Sam Gon III's Trilobite Of The Month, September 2012

 

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Plagiolaria nandanensis

Lower Devonian

Nandan, Guangxi, China

 

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Proasaphiscus honanensis

Middle Cambrian

Baili Quarry, Baisi, Henan, China

 

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Arthricocephalus chauveaui

Middle Cambrian

Balang formation, Guizhou, China

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Sinopaleus
8 minutes ago, Malcolmt said:

I wish I could show you mine but I do not have a single one

In due time, Malcolm ;) we'll wait for you!

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Sinopaleus

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Ovalocephalus eoprimitivus

Upper Ordovician

Dawan formation, Yichuan, Hubei, China

Sam Gon III's Trilobite of the Month, October 2017

 

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Neseuretus intermedius (pyritized)

Middle Ordovician

Dawan formation, Linfeng, Hubei, China

 

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Guangxiaspis guangxiensis

Upper Cambrian

Sandu formation, Jingxi, Guangxi, China

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Very beautiful and varied.:)

But I'm rather afraid that I don't have any myself either. :(

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DevonianDigger

Hard to do this because I'm not at home to photograph mine, but trying to see if I have photos of them on my laptop already. First one isn't the best example of the species, but it's what I have so far.

 

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Redlichia mansuyi

Early Cambrian

Guanshan Fauna, Wulongqing Formation, Yunnan Province, China

 

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DevonianDigger

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Palaeolenus lantenoisi

Early Cambrian

Chengjiang Biota, Quiongzhusi Section, Yu’anshan Member, Heilinpu Formation, Caijiachong Valley, Yunnan Province, China

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oilshale

All from the Late Cambrian of Guangxi (Sandu Formation):

Haniwa longa

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Rhaptagnostus cf clarki maximus

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Shergoldia laevigata

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oilshale

All from the Late Cambrian of Guangxi (Sandu Formation):

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Tamdaspis jingxiensis

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oilshale

All from the Late Cambrian of Guangxi (Sandu Formation):

Sinosaukia distincta

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steelhead9

Damsella paronai

Cambrian

Shandong

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oilshale

From the Middle Cambrian of Feixian, Shandong:

Maotunia distincta

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oilshale

From the Early Cambrian of Yongshun in  Hunan:

Changaspis sp.

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oilshale

Also from Hunan:

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oilshale

From the Early Cambrian of Yiliang, Yunnan:

Hongshiyanaspis yiliangensis

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Early Cambrian of Chengjiang

Palaeolenus lantanoisi

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Palaeolenus douvillei

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Redlichia mansui

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oilshale

Also from the Early Cambrian of Chengjiang

Yunnanocephalus yunnanensis

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Eoredlichia intermedia

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Wrangellian

I've got a few Chinese trilo's but I think you guys all have better examples of the ones I've got (most of them already shown), so I'll sit back and watch!

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Sinopaleus
19 hours ago, oilshale said:

Also from the Early Cambrian of Chengjiang

Yunnanocephalus yunnanensis

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Eoredlichia intermedia

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Stunning trilobites, Thomas! I especially like your agnostid and Eoredlichia B)

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Sinopaleus

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Chalk-preserved 3D trilobites

Nileus sp and Illaenus sp

Middle Ordovician

Huangping, Guizhou, China

 

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Amphoton deios

Middle Cambrian

Feixian, Shandong, China

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Sinopaleus
12 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

I've got a few Chinese trilo's but I think you guys all have better examples of the ones I've got (most of them already shown), so I'll sit back and watch!

Would love to see yours too, all are welcome! :megdance:

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connorp
21 hours ago, oilshale said:

From the Middle Cambrian of Feixian, Shandong:

Maotunia distincta

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@oilshale, do you know what formation these come from? I have a few described as being from the Middle Cambrian of Feixian, Shandong, but have received conflicting names from sellers about the actual formation.

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connorp

Here are two of my favorite.

 

Malungia laevigata from the Lower Cambrian Heilinpu Fm, Yunnan Malong Province.

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Yunnancephalus yunnanensis, Heilinpu Formation, Kunming Provine. This guy even has a small fragment of his antenna preserved!

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MarcusFossils
54 minutes ago, connorp said:

@oilshale, do you know what formation these come from? I have a few described as being from the Middle Cambrian of Feixian, Shandong, but have received conflicting names from sellers about the actual formation.

The Zhangxia Formation 

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MarcusFossils
52 minutes ago, connorp said:

Here are two of my favorite.

 

Malungia laevigata from the Lower Cambrian Heilinpu Fm, Yunnan.

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Yunnancephalus yunnanensis, same locality as above. This guy even has a small fragment of his antenna preserved!

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The Malungia is from Malong, whereas the Yunnanocephalus is from near Kunming. 

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