Dalmanitina socialis Trilobite

A large and Colorful Ordovician Phacopid

Dalmanitina socialis

Trilobites Order Phacopida , Family Dalmanitidae

Geological Time: Late Ordovician

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 140 mm by 85 mm on a 210 mm by 230 mm matrix

Fossil Site: El Kaid Errami, Morocco

Fossil Code: 15107

Price: Sold

Dalmanitina socialisDescription: TThis is a fine example of an Ordovician dalmanitid trilobite known as Dalmanitina socialis. Better known from deposits in the Czech Republic, it is a large example with incredible details. Unlike many Ordovician trilobites, this one has some three-dimensionality. The brick red color is most likely the result of oxidation of pyrite, and renders this a colorful example of the taxon.

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