Textbook Anomalocaris Mouth with Teeth Preserved

Name: Anomalocaris Mouth (Peytoia)
Age:  Middle Cambrian
Formation:  Wheeler Formation
Location:  Millard County, Utah
Size: Peytoia is 1.6 inches across

Specimen SS332

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This is an extremely important Cambrian fossil. It is a textbook Anomalocaris Mouth (Peytoia) from the commercial Wheeler Shale quarry in Utah. Anomalocaris was a predator, sometimes called the ''T. rex of the Cambrian Seas''. This distinct specimen shows a complete Anomalocaris Mouth. Under magnification, the detail is amazing - the teeth in the center of the mouth are easily seen and unmistakeable. Being from Utah, this specimen is MUCH rarer than Anomalocaris fossils from the Burgess Shale, and is better than most of the Peytoia found in the Burgess! This is an extremely collectible fossil - proof that many trilobites of the Cambrian were indeed bitten by Anomalocaris. (The detail of this fossil is much better than the photos show - again, the pointed teeth are present, which is ultra rare.)

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