Large Arctinurus boltoni with Pustulose Exoskeleton

Name: Arctinurus boltoni
Age:  Middle Silurian
Formation:  Rochester Shale
Location:  Middleport, New York
Size: Trilobite is 5.65 inches long

Specimen SSS999

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This is a very detailed example of a classic U.S. trilobite. It is a large Arctinurus boltoni from the Silurian of New York. This is one of the most sought-after and displayable types of trilobites in the world. We collected the quarry for a year, and only found a handful of complete specimens. This fabulous trilobite was acquired from the elite collection of late Eugene Thomas - one of the most respected trilobite collectors in the world. This wonderfully articulated trilobite exhibits very fine detail - the entire carapace of the trilobite is covered with distinct pustules. The trilobite is extremely inflated, and the cephalic process (''snout'') is easily seen. The pleural spines terminate in sharp points, and the broad, fan-shaped pygidium is beautifully displayed. The bug has great color and contrast and is nicely showcased on the large, semi-rectangular plate. And at over five and a half inches long, this is one of the larger specimens of Arctunurus ever found. This is an excellent, large example of this highly collectible Lichid trilobite direct from the Eugene Thomas Collection

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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