These little trilobites are huge favourites at Timeless Galleries.

 

The long-extinct trilobite, Eldredgeia, swam the seas of what is now South America and South Africa around 400,000,000 years ago. There is nothing particularly special about Eldredgeia - they aren't especially large, their compound eyes are often well preserved but otherwise unremarkable, their glabella (a bulbous lump in the middle of its head that looks a bit like a nose) is, well,  lumpy... however, they do have one redeeming feature: They're often found in nodules.

 

Opening a trilobite nodule is like cracking open a four-hundred-million year-old egg. Inside is a perfectly formed creature, complete with a mirror-image negative cast. 

 

These trilobites are quite rare and a pleasure to own. Look out for them, or the nodular trilobite, Metacryphaeus, at Timeless Galleries. 

 

Around 4.5cm in length and mounted on an oak plinth

ELDREDGEIA TRILOBITE NODULE

SKU: 1971
£52.75Price
  • Acquired by Timeless on the UK fossil and mineral market, 2018. Originally discovered in Medio La Plaz, Bolivia.

     

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