amnhnyc: It’s time for a time-tested #TrilobiteTuesday! Whenever…

Thursday, September 29th, 2016


It’s time for a time-tested #TrilobiteTuesday! Whenever the trilobites of British Columbia are considered, images of the historic Burgess Shale and its world-renowned treasure trove of Middle Cambrian material naturally and rightfully spring to mind. That outcrop of the Stephen formation stands as perhaps the most studied and lauded invertebrate fauna in paleontological history. However, this rugged, mountain-strewn province along Canada’s Pacific Coast should also be recognized for a number of intriguing Lower and Upper Cambrian. Magnificent Olenellus and Wanneria  (pictured) specimens emerge from the area’s oldest fossil-bearing rock—the Rosella and Eager formations.
Meet many more trilobites on the Museum website. 

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