Fine Bettonolithus UK Trinucleid Trilobite

Bettonolithus chamberliaini

Trilobite Order Asaphida; Family Trinucleidae

Geological Time: Lower Ordovician

Size: 10mm on an 80 mm squared plate

Fossil Site: Llanvirn Series, Gilvern Hill, Powys, Wales

Bettonolithus UK Trinucleid TrilobiteDescription: Well-preserved example of a Trinucleid trilobite known as Bettonolthus. The trilobite presumably hovered at the seafloor, using its legs to kick up particulates which then passed through the cephalic ring. Overall, a fine example of the taxon.

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Bettonolithus chamberliaini

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