Dudley Trilobite Cyphaspis elachopos

Cyphaspis elachopos

Trilobite Order Proetida, Superfamily Aulacopleuroidea, Family Aulacopleuridae

Geological Time: Middle Silurian

Size (25.4mm=1 inch): 8 mm

Fossil Site: Wenlock Shale, Wren's Nest and Castle Hill , Dudley, England

Cyphaspis elachopos Dudley TrilobiteDescription: A nicely preserved specimen of this rare and classic Dudley species. All three of the spines including the thoracic spine are fully in place. Beautiful preparation. The site is now a candidate for the designation of a World Heritage Site. For more information please access this website http://www.dudley.gov.uk/about/geology/wheri.htm .

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