Paciphacops Trilobite, Black Cat Mt., Haragan Fm. Stunning Prep

  • $ 160.00


For sale is a nicely preserved Paciphacops campbelli trilobite fossil from the well known Haragan formation, Black Cat Mountain, Oklahoma. It has been prepped very well with air scribes and abrasion tools, giving the little arthropod a freestanding look. Overall, this is a well preserved specimen.

There has been no restorations or repairs done to this fossil.

Genus: Paciphacops

Species: Paciphacops campbelli

Measurement of base:

Length: 2.315” (58.81mm)

Width: 2.073” (52.65mm)

Weight: 110.92 grams (3.913 oz.)

Measurement of Trilobite :

Length (if stretched out): Aprrox. 1.3” (35mm)

Width:  22.14mm (0.871")

Location: Haragan Formation, Black Cat Mountain, Oklahoma, USA

Trilobites (meaning “three lobes”) are a group of extinct marine arthropods that lived in the Palaeozoic Era. They first appeared during the Atdabanian stage of the Early Cambrian period (521 million years ago) and throughout the lower Palaeozoic. Their numbers began to slowly decline during the Silurian period until all trilobite orders, except the Proetids, died out during the Devonian period. Trilobites were widely dispersed throughout the world’s oceans and had many different lifestyles; some were predators and scavengers while others were filter feeders and lived off plankton. Currently there are approximately 17,000 species known, with many more still waiting to be discovered. Unfortunately, trilobites did not survive the Permian-Triassic extinction, where 95% of all life on Earth went extinct.

Measurement of base:

Length: 2.315” (58.81mm)

Width: 2.073” (52.65mm)

Weight: 110.92 grams (3.913 oz.)

Measurement of Trilobite :

Length (if stretched out): Aprrox. 1.3” (35mm)

Width:  22.14mm (0.871")

Location: Haragan Formation, Black Cat Mountain, Oklahoma, USA

Genus: Paciphacops

Species: Paciphacops campbelli

Geological era: Palaeozoic

Period: Lower Devonian

Age (MYA): 400 Million Years

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