Short - Spined Cyphaspis Moroccan Trilobite

Cyphaspis sp.

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Otarionidae

Geological Time: Devonian

Size: 30 mm long by 30 mm wide on a 70 by 60 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Mount Issimour, Alnif , Morocco

Cyphaspis Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Unusual example of a member of the Order Proetida, Family Otarionidae with many fine details present. While most frequently known in the trade as “Otarion”, this one is actually a member of the genus Cyphaspis. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are the high stalked eyes, elongated spines, and granulose bulbous cephalon. This one has been prepared in such a way that matrix has been removed from beneath each spine to afford a most dramatic display specimen, a time-consuming, delicate task.

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