Cute 1.3" Morocconites Trilobite On Limestone Pedastal

 
 
 
 
 
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 is a cute, little specimen at 1.3" long. The limestone surrounding it has been removed so that it is left displayed on a pedestal of rock.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Jbel Issoumour, Morocco
SIZE
1.3" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#25837
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