3.6" Rare Silurian Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris) - Scotland

This is an rare, Silurian aged Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris papilio) collected in Scotland. It's 3.6" in length and it's exceptionally well preserved on a thick block of shale. There is one repaired crack in the rock. Comes in a riker mount display case. They don't get any nicer than this!

Phyllocarids are a type of arthropod that developed during the Cambrian. They had a hard, protective shell and hinged carapace and were thought to have a life-style similar to shrimp. Exactly how they fit into arthropod the taxonomy is still under debate with it being proposed to represent a stem-lineage euarthropod or a primitive branchiopod crustacean.
Ceratiocaris papilio
Lesmahagow, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Kip Burn Formation
3.6" long on 5x3.1" matrix
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