Very Nice 2.5" Morocconites Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

 
 
 
 
 
Here is an exceptionally well prepared specimen of one of the more unusual species of trilobites. It is Morocconites malladoides quarried from the deposits near Ofaten, Morocco. This 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 2.5" long and has nice shell preservation and great preparation. You can even see many of the tiny eye facets in the eyes. There is about 1% shell restoration.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
2.5" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#41772
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