Paratrinucleus acervulosus

Trilobites Order Asaphida, Suborder Asaphina, Superfamily Trinucleioidea, Family Trinucleidae
Geologic Age: Ordovician
Trilobite is 24 mm long
Liberty Hall Shale, Lusters Gate, New Blacksburg, Virginia
Remark: Note the cephalic pits (fenestrae) through which the trilobite filtered detritus from the seafloor. The trilobite likely made a living by hovering near the seafloor using its legs to kick up particulates to pass through the cephalic ring.

Also see: American Trilobites







Paratrinucleus acervulosus Trinucleid American Trilobite from Virginia

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