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Apr 22, 2014 2:42 PM

Trilobite fossil?

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My Son Leon and I came across this fossil from the river bed of the Annick, Irvine SW Scotland and thought it may be a trilobite, any information or help would be appreciated. Donna

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    Apr 22, 2014 8:55 PM (in response to Donna B)
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    Hi Donna,

     

    Hmmm - no - it is not a trilobite; various factors about the geometry are not right.

    But I am not sure what it is.

    It is a bit reminiscent of the brachidium inside a brachiopod, but that's not good enough, either.

     

    Do you have any more photos of this specimen or of other specimens of the same thing?

     

    Mike

    PS. Trilobites have been collected from the Annick Water area, eg. Phillipsia eichwaldi (http://www.bgs.ac.uk/Palaeosaurus/Record.cfm?sample_id=127878)

    -- so it was a good guess. Keep looking.

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        Apr 23, 2014 9:43 PM (in response to Donna B)
        Re: Trilobite fossil?

        Donna,

         

        Thanks.

        That makes all the difference.

        Now I have to retract my earlier comment: in fact I think these do represent trilobites; each mark appears to be a mould rather than the animal itself.

        There is not enough to tell which genus/species it might be.

         

        Mike

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