1.9" Scotoharpes Trilobite - Boudib, Morocco

 
 
 
Here is a fine example of the Harpetida trilobite Scotoharpes sp. from Morocco. It has a very dramatic "head shield" which is often interpreted as a mechanism to help it stay on top of a soft ocean floor. This preglabellar ring (head shield) is covered in many sensory pits which may have held hairlike features when the trilobite was alive.

This example has been prepared so that it's swept back genal spines and back of the thorax are flying above the matrix. Very nice preparation work with only about 1% shell restoration.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Scotoharpes sp
LOCATION
Boudib, Morocco
SIZE
1.9" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#95484
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