Sunday, July 8, 2018

Aphelaspis brachyphasis Trilobite Fossil

My cousin just returned from vacation and was able to make a brief visit to a Cambrian trilobite site. These pictures are of one of the trilobites he found. It appears to be an Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobite fossil. The creature dates to the Middle Cambrian Period. The fossil was found in the Conasauga Formation of Murray County, Georgia, USA.

The fossil is quite small only about 1 mm long. It is next to another imprint of a larger trilobite but only part of its thorax is visible (look at rust colored part of image).

Nice find, Kenny!