Large 2 Inch Metacanthina (Asteropyge) Trilobite

 
This is a Metacanthina issoumourensis trilobite from Alnif, Morocco which as 2 inches is fairly large for the species. It has a dark black shell, entirely covered in small pustules. Even the eye facets are very nicely preserved in this example. It's slightly arched over and presented very nicely on it's natural matrix. This species is often incorrectly referred to as an "Asteropyge" or “Kayserops”.

There is no restoration on this specimen.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Metacanthina issoumourensis
LOCATION
Alnif, Morocco
FORMATION
Ihandar Formation
SIZE
2" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#1537
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