Trilobite Hall of Fame: Best of the Best

 Among the more than 25,000 recognized trilobite species, there are invariably a few examples that due to either their sheer visual “wow” factor or the noteworthy role they’ve played in paleontological history, stand head and shoulders (or perhaps we should say glabella and occipital lobe) above all others. Due to their unique combination of rarity, beauty and scientific import, these singularly distinctive trilobites deserve special recognition, and it is our intent here to provide just such an appreciative salute. We thus induct each of these stunning specimens into the AMNH Trilobite Website Hall of Fame, a place to honor some of the most noteworthy Paleozoic relics ever found, anywhere. These trilobites are, quite simply, the best of the best and will be honored with a special “[H.o.F.]” designation wherever their photos appear throughout this website.

Balizoma cf. variolaris [H.o.F.]

Balizoma cf. variolaris [H.o.F.]

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