Introduction to the Website
This Trilobite website is designed to have several unique characteristics. Each featured locality has been chosen for its particular geographic or historic significance. As an example, it was decided to launch the site by focusing upon a locality within New York State, the home of the American Museum of Natural History. The Rochester Shale locality has long been renowned for its diverse Silurian fauna, including Arctinurus boltoni, which in 1825 was only the second trilobite species described from New York State. Additionally, the site will display some of the very best specimens that have been collected from each locality, as well as some of scientific and historic import, drawn directly from the AMNH's collections. Despite the fact that this website is designed and maintained by amateur trilobite enthusiasts, scientific accuracy will be maintained, with provided links to sites emphasizing more comprehensive taxonomic, anatomic and stratigraphic analyses. Another special attribute of this site will be personal descriptions of the field sites by the collectors themselves, which hopefully will provide a more colorful appreciation of how and where these specimens were collected.
Content and images on the Trilobite Website were provided by Andy Secher and Martin Shugar. To learn more, please click here.