Bargain, 3" Morocconites Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

Here is a bargain, 3" long 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.

Good eye facets can be seen in both eyes, but there is some shell weathering on the upper thorax and some scratches from preparation, hence the bargain price.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
3" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#119630
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