Superb Dicranurus hamatus elegantus trilobite
"by Master Preparator Bob Carroll"

Dicranurus hamatus elegantus

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian

Size: 54 mm on 115 by 85 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Haragan Formation, Coal County, Oklahoma

Dicranurus hamatus elegantusDicranurus hamatus elegantus is an Odontopleurid trilobite (Order: Lichida; Suborder: Lichina; Superfamily: Odontopleurida; Family: Odontopleuridae) from the Lower Devonian strata of Oklahoma. This Lichid is treasured by collectors as one of the most exotic spiny trilobites and is morphologically similar to its larger cousin from genus Dicranurus monstrosus from the Atlas Mountains of Morroco.

Cutting to the chase, this large, elegant trilobite is one of the best and largest Dicanurus specimens Bob Carroll has collected and prepared. Very often the elegantusDicranurus hamatus elegantus trilobite you will find on the market are composites of the parts of several trilobites, for rarely are good and complete bugs found. Moreover, when they are found complete, they are more often than not suffering from some malformation or distortion and have considerable though not very detectable restoration. This trilobite is among the best of the best, and is a work-of-art, by a master craftsman for the truly discerning collector.

Also see: Trilobite Fossils by Order

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