Saturday, November 24, 2018

Paradoxides gracilis Trilobite Fossil

I would like to dedicate this blog posting to the memory of Dr. Riccardo Levi-Setti, a noted trilobite researcher who died on November 8, 2018. He is known for the 1975 book Trilobites and research into their eyes.

This trilobite fossil was on display at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York city in July 2018. The trilobite fossil is named Paradoxides gracilis. It was found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and dates to the Cambrian Period. Accession number is Fl-80134 and was donated by Martin Shugar M.D.

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Their trilobite exhibit was made possible by Dr. Martin Shugar, M.D. and Andy Secher who are also editors for the AMNH trilobite web site.