Sunday, August 31, 2014

Metacryphaeus sp. trilobite from Bolivia

I posted in an earlier blog entry about some Trilobite fossils I had from Bolivia. At the time I could not tell what the genera was of them because there were no labels. Well I found the specimen below in a box with some older E-bay purchases and it has a label calling it Metacryphaeus sp. (which makes my job that much eaiser!). It is preserved in a neat pose that looks like it was buried in the mud, with just it's head exposed, while it awaited prey.

This specimens come from the Belen formation (Devonian, Eifelian stage) south of the capitol of Bolivia, La Paz.

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