Very Nice 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 very detail and well prepared. Notice how nicely preserved the eye facets are in this specimen. You can trace the repaired crack from when the trilobite was found in cross section in the limestone diagonally through the body. No significant restoration.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Jebel Oufaten, Morocco
SIZE
2.7" long (including snout)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#36486
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