Snout Nose Morocconites Trilobite - 2.7"

 
 
 
 
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. This specimen is 2.7" long, nicely prepared and the matrix has been sculpted so that it is on a free-standing pedestal.

There is only minimal restoration, about 2%, some shell on a few plural tips and a patch of shell on the left side of the head where the repaired crack runs through it.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Jebel Oufaten , Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
2.7" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#7148
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