Breviphillipsia sampsoni Mississippian Trilobite from Missouri

Breviphillipsia sampsoni

Trilbites Order Proetida, Superfamily Proetoidea, Family Phillipsiidae

Geological Time: Mississippian

Size: Trilobite is 15 mm

Fossil Site: Chouteau Formation., Saline County, Missouri

BreviphillipsiaDescription: This is an excellent example of a beautiful Proetid trilobite species from the end of the reign of trilobites. The Proetida was the last trilobite order to go extinct. Note the pustulose exoskeleton and simple body design. It is fully inflated and 3D with both eyes intact.

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Breviphillipsia sampsoni Trilobite

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