Most Coveted Ceratonurus Trilobite from Oklahoma

"Black Cat Mountain Trilobite Prepared by Bob Carroll"

Ceratonurus sp.

Trilobite Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 40 mm long by 30 mm wide (including spines) on a 75 mm by 73 mm matrix

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

Code: BCM128

Price: Sold

Black Cat Mountain Ceratonurus TrilobiteDescription: Well-preserved example of a member of the Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae, with dramatically-displayed genal and occipital spines that have been meticulously prepared in a free-standing manner This specimen is extremely inflated and exhibits wonderful detail. The long, flowing pleural spines quite complete, and are beautifully showcased. Even the delicate fringes of the free cheeks are intact. The caramel-colored trilobite contrasts strikingly with the light-colored matrix, an artfully sculpted block of natural limestone. This one was prepared by the well-know Bob Carroll, a master of his art. This is a very complete example of one of the most sought-after trilobites from Oklahoma, a taxon which is rarely offered for sale. The comparably rare Dicranurus is found more frequently; in the 11 years I have known Bob he has found perhaps 50 Dicranurus, while there have been only a dozen or so Ceratonurus to come out of his Black Cat Mountain Quarry. The price is commensurate with the rarity and exquisite nature of the specimen which required many hours of painstaking preparation, time that was doubtlessly well spent to result in the dramatic specimen you see here.

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