Found and prepared by Expert Fossil Hunter Marcus Martin.
This is an exceptional specimen of ASAPHISCUS wheeleri collected and prepared by renown trilobite expert Markus Martin. This trilobite is EXCEPTIONALLY INFLATED and has a thick exoslkeleton.
These Trilobites exhibit superb detail and are exceptionally inflated. This one is no exception. The detail visible on this trilobite is due to the exceptional preservation of trilobites in this area.
ASAPHISCUS is one of the less common trilobites of the area. Here is a very nice starter trilobite from the Cambrian Period, the “Age of Trilobites.” They lived, thrived, and became extinct MILLIONS of years before the age of dinosaurs! Trilobites spanned a time that covered 5 geological periods spanning over 300 million years of Earth’s history.
The ASAPHISCUS measures 1 1/8 inches long on an irregular matrix 4 by 2 1/2.