Superb Morocconites Malladoides Trilobite

 
 
 
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. It is very nicely prepared and there has been no restoration done to it.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites sp.
LOCATION
Jebel Oufaten , Morocco
SIZE
2.95" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#2958
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