2.7" Morocconites Trilobite With Snout - Ofaten, Morocco

 
 
Here is an nicely prepared specimen of one of the more unusual species of trilobites. It is Morocconites malladoides quarried from the deposits near Ofaten, Morocco. This 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.

The specimen is nice and prone, 2.7" long and has good eye facet preservation. Only 1-2% restoration along the repair cracks.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
2.7" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#50619
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