Ptyocephalus yersini Trilobite from Fillmore Formation

Ptyocephalus yersini

Trilobites Order Asaphida, Family Asaphidae, Subfamily Ptyocepalinae

Geological Time: Ordovician

Size: Trilobite 15 mm long by 8 mm wide on a 35 mm by 20 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Fillmore Formation, Millard County, Utah

PtyocephalusDescription: Utah (as well as other Western States) is well known for its Cambrian fauna and trilobites in particular. Trilobites from the Ordovician also occur but in far fewer exposures. In Utah, the Fillmore, Garden City, Pogonip, Swan Peak, and Wah Wah Formations yield Ordovician trilobites. No trilobites from Utah are known that are younger than the middle Ordovician. This trilobites comes from my own lease in the lower, middle Ordovician Fillmore formation. These trilobites are not commonly offered. Ptyocephalus yersini is normally found enrolled, making this a most unusual and thus highly desirable specimen.

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