2.5" Morocconites Malladoides Trilobite

 
 
 
Here is one of the more unusual species of trilobites, a Morocconites malladoides from the Devonian of Morocco. It's a member of the Phacopida trilobites and has a very defining feature, a long pointed rostrum (snout) coming off of it's head. It's unclear what purpose this rostrum would have served, but it could have potentially been used to help it dig through the mud. This specimen is 2.5" long, nicely prepared and only has about 1% restoration on two pleural tips.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Jebel Oufaten , Morocco
SIZE
2.5" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#5383
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