Very Rare Montana Trilobite Vanuxemella norita

Vanuxemella norita

(Walcott 1916)

Trilobites Order Corynexochida,, Family Zacanthoididae

Geological Time: Middle Cambrian

Size: Trilobite is 8 mm on a 7 x 7 cm plate

Fossil Site: Gordon Shale, Thompson Falls, Montana

Trilobite Vanuxemella noritaPresented is a very rare species from an obscure location. Montana trilobites are amongst the hardest to acquire from the western states. Generally when found, they are missing their free cheeks. This one has both, firmly attached. Only the genal spine on the left side of the cephalon is missing on this specimen.

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