1.8" Tower Eyed Erbenochile Trilobite - Top Quality!

 
 
 
 
 
This an absolutely stunning, 1.8" long, tower-eyed trilobite (Erbenochile erbeni) collected near Foum Zguid, Morocco. The quality of preparation on this specimen is insane! Just check out the eye facet detail and tiny spines. I'm guessing that around 80 hours of work under microscope when into this beauty. This specimen is almost totally prone while most have some degree of arch to them.

This species has extraordinarily large eyes containing over 400 eye facets. The massive eyes allow full 360 degree coverage in the horizontal plane and were high enough to allow the trilobite to see backwards over its thorax.

There are two known species of Erbenochile and Erbenochile issoumourensis is distinguished from Erbenochile erbeni by several key features. Issoumourensis has a smaller number of eye facets, it does not have an "eye shade" extending laterally from the to of it's eyes, the spines of shorter, and the cephalon rounded triangular and without tubercles.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Erbenochile erbeni
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
1.8" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#160887
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