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Page 6: Trilobites!
Finally - - - What every fossil hunter waits to see - - -
TRILOBITES! This site was particularly good for the abundant molted "lace
collar" of the delicate trilobite, Cryptolithus.
There were also a number of whole Flexicalymene
Since the Kope formations are loaded with shale, numerous
examples of the Flexicalymene's burrows were found (below). These
are called Rhusophycus.
Also, many fragments of the giant trilobite, Isotelus,
were found. The picture below shoes what remains of the tail section, or
The picture below shows some Isotelus trilobite fragments next
to a nicely preserved fragment of a Nautiloid Cephalopod.
Next Page: Cephalopods Found That Day
T A B L E OF C O N T E N T S
Page 1: Introduction (collecting pics)
Fossils Found That Day:
Page 2: Crinoids Part 1
Page 3: Crinoids Part 2
Page 4: Burrows
Page 5: Graptolites
Page 6: Trilobites
Page 7: Cephalopods
Page 8: Other Molluscs
Page 9: Brachiopods and Bryozoans
Pics From Our Trip To This Site in 2002
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