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I wish I could say that I found this one but was able to talk a friend of mine into parting with it.

This is an almost complete pygidium of the elusive giant lichid Terataspis.

It was found in a remote area of Northern Ontario.

The pygidium measures approximately 10 centimeters across.

 

 

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Wow!

What an incredibly rare score!

Congratulations on acquiring this beauty.
I know a certain trilobite loving mod that will be greener than Kermit the Frog.  :)

 

@Kane

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Every pygidium I see coming out of that quarry seems to have these somewhat shorter, truncated pygidial spines compared to the material here in the south. I definitely have that location on my list of must-visits!

 

For those who may not know, the location (in the James Bay lowlands) is almost as remote as one can get, with no roads there, and the only access via small plane or train. 

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11 minutes ago, Kane said:

Every pygidium I see coming out of that quarry seems to have these somewhat shorter, truncated pygidial spines compared to the material here in the south. I definitely have that location on my list of must-visits!

 

For those who may not know, the location (in the James Bay lowlands) is almost as remote as one can get, with no roads there, and the only access via small plane or train. 

Yes, the site is very remote.

I would love to plan a trip someday.

Interesting observation on the pygidial spines. I would not be surprised if there are multiple species.

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Great looking piece. I'd pay to fly there! To my brain what appears to be a hole in the left side looks just like a crushing injury from a tooth shaped object?

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