Excellent Bohemian Placoparia Trilobite

Placoparia zippei

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Pliomeridae

Geological Time: Ordovician

Size: 22.5 mm

Fossil Site: Dobrotiva Formation , Male Prilepy, Czech Republic

Description: This is a perfectly preserved positive and negative Placoparia in a nodule. This is a classic species from a classic location. Note the beautiful rust orange color. The specimen is fully inflated and is quite stunning. There are more that 1300 described species of Barrandian trilobites, an amazing statistic when you consider the area collected is only a few hundred square miles in area. Bohemia is the historical name given to the area of central Czech Republic where these species are found. Barrandian trilobites refer to the trilobite fauna found here. The term comes from the seminal work done by the J. Barrnade (1799-1883) who spent over half his life describing these trilobites and helping establish the science of paleontology. He himself described over 300 species. Bohemian trilobites are found in the Middle, and Upper Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian Periods. They have been studied and collected since the mid 1700's.

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