Oklahoma Trilobite Is Small in Size, But Big in Ornamentation

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Oklahoma Trilobite Is Small in Size, But Big in Ornamentation

Postby PinkDiamond » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Wow, here's another great trilobite from Rock and Gem. With all our usual trade magazines not publishing much during the holidays I'm pulling things like this for you that I might have missed otherwise. :)

Oklahoma Trilobite Is Small in Size, But Big in Ornamentation
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December 1, 2020

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By Joseph "PaleoJoe" Kchodl


"The KETTNERASPIS williamsi is a small but highly ornamented trilobite. Very broad and wide this trilobite has long spines, and was initially named LEONASPIS williamsi.

The eyes are set high on the cephalon, and the cephalon ends in two very long backwardly pointing genal spines. Inflation of the glabella is also evident. Thoracic segments also end in long spines, with the third thoracic segment ending in two longer spines. The spines nearly reach the end of the trilobite. It has a very small pygidium also ornamented with spines.

Cleaning and preparing this trilobite is very difficult and requires specialized ... "

https://www.rockngem.com/oklahoma-trilo ... tter120320
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