Unusual Morocconites malladoides Trilobit

Morroconites malladoides

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Phacopidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 80 mm long

Fossil Site: Jebel Oufaten , Morocco

Morocconites malladoides TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Family Phacopidae with many fine details present. The most diagnostic feature of this taxon is the “Pinocchio” upturned rostrum (here over 10 mm long). Notice the fine eye facets present on this specimen. The rich dark exoskeleton is well-contrasted to the light-colored matrix block. This one has been prepared with the hypostome, or anchor for mouthparts exposed.

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