Fine Paralejurus hamlagdadicus Moroccan Trilobite

Prepared in Freestanding Mode

Paralejurus hamlagdadicus

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Suborder Illaenina, Superfamily Illaenoidea, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 75 mm long (curve measure) by 30 mm wide on a 55 mm by 60 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Tafroute, Morocco

Code: 15012

Price: $275.00

ParalejurusDescription: Fine example of a member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae known as Paralejurus hamlagdadicus with many fine details present. The species name is derived from the formation in which the type specimen was found. The txon is distinguished from that termed “Paralejurus Tyupe B” in having shortened genals and a rounded cephalon. Preservation is excellent with fine eye facets present. The streamlined shape of this trilobite is thought to have aided it in burrowing through the seafloor in search of a meal. With the advent of a reliable source of electricity in Morocco, the quality of preparation has improved dramatically over the past few years. This one took a great deal of effort to prepare all the pleural spines free of matrix. While I used to refer to trilobites prepared in a mode similar to this as flying, I feel a new term is warranted by the preparation now coming into vogue.

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