Collected and prepared by World Famous Trilobite Expert, Markus Martin.
These “Red Bed” Trilobites exhibit superb detail and are exceptionally inflated.
Elrathia kingii is one of the most well known and recognizable trilobites. However “Red Bed” trilobites are more rare. Here is a very nice 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.
This irregular shaped matrix measures 4.5 inches by 3.5 inches and quite a bit to look at. There is an Elrathia kingii measuring 6.78 mm by 5.23 mm, a Bolaspidella measuring 3.33 mm by 2.87 mm, a segment of an Asaphiscus that measures .71 inches by .48 inches.
The trilobite comes in a protective black foam block.