Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Its Grail Fossil Hunting Season!

Not too long ago I posted an image from the British Natural History Museum of a Bumastus trilobite fossil.

Finding one of these intact in the Silurian Period Waldron Shale of Indiana I consider to be very rare. So rare in that I call it a Holy Grail fossil for the Waldon as the thorax section tends to erode away quick just leaving a head or tail section. 

Recently, I have hope we might be close to finding this trilobite whole. Here is an image of the pygidium and thorax with the outline of the cephalon section. So close...

Thanks Kenny for showing me this.