Scotoharpes Trilobite Prepared Free-Standing

 
 
 
Here is a nice 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.

It's partially enrolled and has been prepared so that it is presented free-standing on a pedestal of limestone. There is about 2% restoration, including a small patch of shell restoration on the center of the head.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Scotoharpes sp.
LOCATION
Boudib, Morocco
FORMATION
El Otfal Formation
SIZE
1.7" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#26604
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