Very Nice Elrathia kingii is one of the most well known and recognizable trilobites.
Here is a very nice trilobite from the Cambrian Period, the “Age of Trilobites”
Its distinct black color on a gray matrix makes the trilobite seem to jump off the shale rock matrix.
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 large ELRATHIA trilobite is 11/16 inches by 1/2 inch set on an irregular shaped matrix block that is 2 3/8 by 2 1/4.
A Classic trilobite from a classic location.
Wheeler Shale Formation