Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cornuproetus sp. trilobite from Morocco

I picked up a few new Moroccan trilobites recently. This was one of them, a Cornuproetus. It's a smaller genera of trilobite but has long genal spines off the sides of the Cephalon. There was no label included with this fossil but most sources I see on the internet ID their specimens as coming from the Hamar Laghdad Formation (Devonian, Eifelian stage), Djebel Issoumour, Alnif , Morocco. The preparation is not too bad but there are some chips missing from the exoskeleton and portions of the thorax are a little rough. It's a less common species and I didn't have to pay a lot so it's not part of my collection.

Some nice detail in the eyes and cephalon.

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