Trilobite: Paradoxides regina Matthew

Colour image of brown fossilized animal

Trilobite: Paradoxides regina Matthew, Cambrian, Saint John, New Brunswick, Collector: W.D. Matthew and G.F. Matthew, c. 1886. 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.

Collector: W.D. Matthew and G.F. Matthew
New Brunswick Museum
c. 1886
Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA
Trilobite length 38 cm
NBMG 4004
© 2012, New Brunswick Museum. All Rights Reserved.

Teachers' Centre Home Page | Find Learning Resources & Lesson Plans