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Wheeler Formation Trilobites

Trilobites of the Wheeler Formation, House Range

The House Range is one of the best places to see the Wheeler Formation and the fauna it contains. There are many sites in the House Range where trilobites can be found in the Wheeler Formation.

One of the most well-known sites for finding trilobites is the Wheeler Ampitheater, which is located in the House Range. The Wheeler Formation contains interbeds of shaley limestone, mudstone, and thin platy limestone.

Some of the trilobites that can be found in the Wheeler Formation include: Elrathia kingi, Asaphiscus wheeleri, Altiocculus harrisi , and Peronopsis interstrictus. You can see these trilobites on the University of Utah's Fossil Page for the Wheeler Formation.