Morocconites Malladoides Trilobite From Morocco

 
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. Notice how nicely preserved the eye facets are in this specimen.

A restored a small portion of the right eye where it had been broken in the field but otherwise there is no restoration on this specimen.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Jebel Oufaten , Morocco
SIZE
2.12" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#1538
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