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Trilobite: Paradoxides regina Matthew


Double colour image of fossilized animal with hard shell stripes and drawing of animal in life
Trilobite: Paradoxides regina Matthew. Cambrian. Saint John, New Brunswick. Collector: W.D. Matthew and G.F. Matthew, c. 1886. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 4004). Trilobite length 38 cm. Paradoxides regina was perhaps the largest trilobite known in the late 19th century. Will Matthew found this specimen in Saint John when he was about fourteen years old. Will’s father George described the fossil in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada and named the species in honour of Queen Victoria.