3" Fossil Aglaspid (Tremaglaspis) With Marrellomorph (Furca)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a truly spectacular fossil, it's a large specimen of a rare Aglaspid (Tremaglaspis) It comes from the Upper Fezouata Formation Formation in the Zagora region of Morocco. At 3" long this one is quite large, and it's one of the best preserved examples I've ever seen. It's laid out straight, inflated and has brilliant coloration which contrasts very nicely with the rock. There is also fossils of several other critters on the rock. Both the positive and negative are included. This aglaspid has frequently been identified as Leptaglaspis schmidti in the past, but Tremaglaspis appears to be more accurate.

A paper on these aglaspids can be found at the link below.

Ordovician faunas of Burgess Shale type

Aglaspids are a rare type of arthropod which was probably related to trilobites. For a while was regarded as the ancestors to horseshoe crabs, though this theory has fallen out of favor.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Tremaglaspis sp. & Furca mauretanica
LOCATION
Zagora Region, Morocco
FORMATION
Upper Fezouata Formation
SIZE
3" long
ITEM
#11061
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