It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday!
Most trilobite fossils are a single color, but some can display a surprising range of hues depending on where they’ve been found and what minerals have influenced their fossilization process. Some of these Paleozoic relics can appear black, white, tan, brown, or even with occasional bursts of yellow--as is the case with this Ordovician-age Dolichoharpes from Wisconsin. Some even present a mottled shell pattern akin to a calico print. In fact, virtually every color contained in Earth’s natural palette can be found in the calcified remains of a trilobite’s preserved exoskeleton. Golden hues distinguish the myriad species drawn from the Ordovician layers surrounding Russia’s Wolchow River. Ghostly-white preservation defines Portugal’s Valongo formation. And charcoal-grey characterizes the Silurian material found in upstate New York’s Rochester Shale.
I wish i could hide you guys just on tuesdays these things creep me out. :(
Delilah is the opposite of me - I love Trilobites!
As long as they aren't in my bathtub I love them!
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