Rolled Lochovella deckeri trilobite from Black Cat Mountain.
This is a well preserved prone trilobite and an excellent example of this species. The location where they come from is well known. Because the rock is so hard the trilobites are preserved in great detail.
This Rolled Lochovella deckeri trilobite is excellently prepared with air abrasive technology. Because there is only one location where they are found, they are in high demand. This is a prone trilobite in life position. There are many various trilobites found in this deposit.
Black Cat Mountain is a Devonian deposit. Because that part of Oklahoma was once the bottom of a shallow salt water sea, fossil trilobites can be found. This Partially rolled Lochovella deckeri was buried in soft mud that preserved it quickly. Because it was buried quickly, scavengers were not able to eat or disarticulate it. The rocks of the Haragan formation are very hard but the rock can be removed by air abrasive tools.
This trilobite shows well because of the rich caramel color and the creamy beige color of the rock. It is 7/8 inch long and sits on a roughly triangular shaped matrix that is 4 by 3 1/4 inches.