Mororccan Scotoharpes Trilobite - 1.97"

 
 
 
Here is a fine example of the Harpetida trilobite Scotoharpes from Boudib, Morocco on the NE side of Jebel Issoumour. 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.

This is an nicely prepared example of the species displaying the entire head shield. There is about 2-3% shell restoration right in the center of the head.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Scotoharpes sp.
LOCATION
Boudib, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait formation
SIZE
1.97" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#26056
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