Rare, 6.4" Silurian Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris) Fossil - Scotland

This is a rare Silurian-aged Phyllocarid (Ceratiocaris papilio) collected in Scotland. It's 6.4" in length and is exceptionally well preserved on a nice section of shale. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Phyllocarids are a type of arthropod that developed during the Cambrian. They had a hard protective shell, hinged carapace, and were thought to have a lifestyle similar to shrimp. Exactly how they fit into the arthropod taxonomy is still under debate, with it being proposed to represent a stem-lineage euarthropod or a primitive branchiopod crustacean.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratiocaris papilio
LOCATION
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
FORMATION
Kip Burn Formation
SIZE
6.4" long on 5.2 x 4.8" rock
ITEM
#113112
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