Rare Unusual Cyphaspides Moroccan Trilobite

Cyphaspides sp

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Aulocopleuridae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 22 mm long by 22 mm wide (counting spines) on a 50 mm by 90 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Fossil Code: MF52

Price: $1995.00

Cyphaspides Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Unusual example of a member of the Order Proetida, Family Aulacopleuridae with many fine details present. It comes from a new location known as Jorf in Morocco, close to the site from which the polished goniatie ammonites originate. The preservation of the exoskeleton is reminiscent of them in terms of texture, unlike many trilobites from Morocco.It has similarities to Cyphaspis (see my other listings) with the same bulbous cranidium, stalked eyes, and granulose appearance. It is a rarely-seen taxon; I have only seen 3 offered in Tucson over the last decade. The nearly prone position of this one makes it easy to see the details of this fine specimen. This one would make a welcome addition to any collection of Moroccan trilobites, one you may not see again in the near future.

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