5 January 2015

Pygidium from the Strasburg Museum

Posted by Callan Bentley

My family and I went to the Strasburg Museum in Strasburg, Virginia, last fall, because (1) we’ve lived out here for two and a half years now without stopping in, and we felt “overdue” for checking it out, and (2) a big train is prominently featured out front, and my son is really keen on trains right now due to the “Thomas the Tank Engine” series of books. I don’t have much to report about the museum, but they do have a couple of fossils, and so I figured it was my duty as a geoblogger to document them and share them with the world.

Fossil trilobite pygidium (“tail plate”):


(About 1 inch or 2.5 cm across)