Platyscutellum Moroccan Trilobite

Platyscutellum sp

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 42 mm long and 29 mm wide on a 90 mm by 80 mm matrix base

Fossil Site: Mrakib, Morocco

Code: 12051

Price: $495.00

Platyscutellum Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: This trilobite is a member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae. It is distinguished by lack of fringing pygidial spines from Thysanopeltis, and from Scabriscutellum by the ribbing of the pygidium (see my other listings for examples). There are many scutellids found in Morocco; I consulted one of the foremost collectors in the US who has an extensive collection of both trilobites and trilobite literature and have his opinion that it is an example of Platyscutellum. See my other offerings for a Platyscutellum prepared freestanding.

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