Museum Lichas Trilobites Death Assemblage

A rarely seen species

Lichas marocanus

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae

Geological Time : Upper Ordovician, Ashgillian Age (~440 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 72 mm long and 42 mm across – 100 mm long and 68 mm across (including spines). Matrix: 160 mm by 265 mm

Fossil Site: Kataoua Formation, Jebel Bou-Degane, Tazarine, Morocco

Code: 15089

Price: $3750.00

Lichas marocanus TrilobitesDescription: This plate displays a rarely seen example of a trilobite found in the Ordovician deposits of Tazarine, Museum Lichas Trilobite Death AssemblageMorocco. Lichas maocanus is not frequently offered and a multiple such as this is almost unheard of. We have here a dorsal example and three ventral specimens, two of which are essentially complete. Note the displacement of the right genal as well as the presence of the hypostome on the largest ventral specimen. A robust hypostome is thought to be a feature of predatory species, allowing them to crack the shells of their food source. The only repairs are a pair of cracks that occurred during collection in the field.

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