Bargain, 1.8" Scotoharpes Trilobite - Boudib, Morocco

Here is a bargain 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.

The tail is body is tucked downwards but has been fully exposed. There is some weathering to the preglabellar ring but no restoration.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Scotoharpes sp
LOCATION
Boudib, Morocco
FORMATION
El Otfal Formation
SIZE
1.8" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#57667
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