Dramatic Dicranurus hamatus elegantus Oklahoma Trilobite
"Oklahoma Trilobites Prepared By Bob Carroll"

Dicranurus hamatus elegantus

Trilobite Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian

Size: (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 60 mm long by 50 mm wide (including spines) on a 95 mm by 160 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Haragan Formation, Coal County, Clarita, Oklahoma

Code: BCM143

Price: Sold

Dicranurus hamatus elegantus Description: A well-preserved example of a member of the Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae, Dicranurus hamatus elegantus is an Odontopleurid trilobite from the Lower Devonian deposits of Coal County, Oklahoma This Lichid is treasured by collectors as one of the most exotic spiny trilobites and is morphologically similar to its larger cousin Dicranurus monstrosus from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco (see my Moroccan trilobites for an example of a remarkable freestanding specimen). This specimen is the typical superb quality that comes from the prep lab of Bob Carroll. Notice the dramatic retorted occipital “horns” as well as the detail in the genal spines. Even the matrix has been elegantly sculpted to add to the overall appearance. One of the reasons for the fine preservation is the fact that this trilobite was prepared by Bob Carroll, a world-renowned preparator of Oklahoma Devonian trilobites. Others may use less care, resulting in a less desirable specimen. Overall, a spectacular example of the taxon, rarely offered with this degree of preparation. Bob only finds a few each year, and I was able to acquire this elegant example of his craft this year in Tucson. This is Bob”s signature species, and is seen on his T-shirts, hats, and business cards. Bob is proud of these works of art and justifiably so.

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