1.27" Cyphaspis - Devil Horn Trilobite

 
Here is nice example of the Devonian trilobite Cyphaspis walteri. sometimes referred to as the "Devil Horn" Cyphaspis for obvious reasons. This specimen was collected near Ofaten, Morocco and meticulously prepared from it's limestone tomb using airscribes and air abrasives. This is a time consuming process that takes many hours for a trilobite such as this. The left "horn" on the trilobite has been restored and there is some restoration in the center of the trilobite on the thorax.

This species was finally formally described in 2014. A link to the paper can be found below.

“Devil horned” Cyphaspis (Trilobita, Otarioninae): examples from the Middle
Devonian of the Ardennes (Belgium), Eifel (Germany) and Ma’der (Morocco)
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cyphaspis walteri
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
1.27" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#7900
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