Very Rare Bathyuriscus formosus Trilobite from Montana

Bathyuriscus formosus

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Dolichometopidae

Geological Time: Middle Cambrian

Size: Trilobite is 31 mm

Fossil Site: Meagher Shale, Horseshoe Hills, by Manhattan, Montana

Bathyuriscus formosus TrilobiteDescription: This Bathyuriscus formosus was collected back in the 1970s or 1980s. The specimen is just about perfect. It has beautiful skin, with all the spines clearly defined. The free cheeks are tightly attached. Be sure to take special note of the axial nodes present. Trilobites from Montana are seldom found. The same genus is found in the Marjum Formation of Utah as Bathyuriscus fimbriatus.

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