RARE Selenocoryphe Trilobite from Cambrian Utah

Selenocoryphe platyura

Trilobites Order Ptychopariida, Family Uncertain

Geological Time: Upper Middle Cambrian

Size: 32 mm long

Fossil Site: Weeks Formation, House Range, Millard County, Utah

SelenocorypheDescription: This trilobite is a rare taxon known as “Selenocoryphe platyura”. The species derives its name from the word for “wide-tailed”, referring to the broad pygidium.This is a very rare trilobite, offered here for the first time. Only a handful are known, and few match this one is size and quality. It is thought to be relayed to Acanthocephalus, but its precise familial assignment is yet to be determined.

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