Oklahoma Trilobite Fossil




Prone Homotelus bromidensis Trilobite Fossil

Here is your chance to own a classic piece of paleontology history from a classic site. A nice showy piece as well.

This Oklahoma Trilobite Fossil a Homotelus bromidensis from the famous Deposits of Oklahoma.

This is a Super Oklahoma Trilobite and not very often offered for sale. But these Ordovician Period fossils are becoming more rare in the prone position as this quarry is beginning to play out. These trilobites are quite common in the Ordovician deposits near the Criner Hills of Carter County, Oklahoma.

Trilobites consist of a Head section with eyes, a body section and a tail section. The head and tail are normally solid shields. But the body section is made up of many body segments. Each segment has a pair of legs and gill branches.

The Oklahoma Trilobite Fossil has a unique method of rolling up is for protection from danger. And it is much like that of a rolly polly closing or just folding over. Because of this it can protect itself from danger and surviving. This one has some slight damage on the head section but it is still a very showy trilobite. The eyes are also very prominent.

During the Ordovician Period Oklahoma was the bottom of a shallow sea. Because of it’s location near the equator many large storms like hurricanes  formed. But these storms did not only stay in the water. They hit the land and washed mud into the sea and buried many animals. Once buried the animals began the process of becoming fossils. Because the mud was fine grained the fossils preserved very well.

This one is 1 1/8 of an inch long and sits on an irregular gray matrix that is 2 3/4 by 2 1/2.