New Species Of Morocconites? Trilobite - Double

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a rare new species of phacopid trilobite was just discovered within the past few years and only seen in small numbers on the market. It appears to be a undescribed species of Morocconites which comes from a different horizon than Morocconites malladoides. This trilobite has a much longer and thinner rostrum than the M. malladoides.

There are two specimens preserved on the same piece of limestone. One is laid out prone and is 2.42" long, which another similar sized one is curled up a few inches from it. The only restoration on this specimen is some minor shell touchups where repaired cracks run through the specimens (1-2%)

For comparison here is a photo of Morocconites malladoides.  Notice the substantially smaller rostrum.
For comparison here is a photo of Morocconites malladoides. Notice the substantially smaller rostrum.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites?
LOCATION
Jebel Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
Prone specimen 2.42"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#17380
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