Spiny Utah Cambrian Trilobite Dorypyge

Dorypyge swasii

Trilobite Order Corynexochida, Family Dorypygidae

Geological Time: Middle Cambrian

Size: 50 mm

Fossil Site: Marjum Formation, Millard Co. Utah

Dorypyge swasiiDescription: A spectacular example of this rarely-offered spiny trilobite, this one is stunning. Dorypyge is the patronymic genus of the Dorypygidae, a sought-after family of trilobites from the western United States. While you may be able to find a less expensive example, you would be hard-put to find one better prepared than this one. Many hours of exacting work went into this specimen, but you can see it was well worth it.

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