Exotic Psychopyge termierorum Museum Trilobite

With Pathological Rostrum

Psychopyge termierorum

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Superfamily Acastoidea, Family Acastidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 95 mm long (overall curve measure) by 50 mm wide at genals on a 125 by 00 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Ofaten, Morocco

Code: 16202

Price: Sold

Psychopyge termierorum Museum TrilobiteDescription: This trilobite is a member of the Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae from the Devonian deposits of Ofaten, Morocco known as Psychopyge termieroum (see my other offerings for an example of Psychopyge elegans). Psychopyge termierorumWhat is most unusual about this one is the bifurcated long rostrum. For some reason Pyschopyge had a tendency to pathology of this feature. I have seen one foreshortened, another twice as wide as normal giving the appearance of a duck’s bill, and an elongated version which was fully the length of the body. This one is most likely the result of a healed injury which grew back in this distorted shape after molting. Whatever the case it is assuredly unique. I have included several in-preparation photos that dispel any doubts as to its authenticity. (I apologize for the less-than-esthetic photography while still in the shipping container, but discretion was the better part of valor with all the spines).

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Psychopyge termierorum

  Trilobite while being prepared  
Psychopyge termierorum Trilobite in Preparation  

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