Spectacular Sculptoproetus Proetid Trilobite

In Flight Pose

Sculptoproetus cf haasi

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Proetidae (?)

Geological Time: Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 28 mm long by 25 mm wide on a 55 by 65 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Mrakib, Morocco

Fossil Code: 14091

Price: Sold

Sculptoproetus TrilobiteDescription: Fine example of a member of the Order Proetida with many fine details present. This one is similar to the well-known Cornuproetus but with 2 striking differences; the cephalic rim is more robust, and there are only 9 thoracic segments, many of which possess nodes. The Proetidae were among the last of the trilobites to go extinct in the Permian over 100 million years later. This is a fine example of the type, prepared with the dramatic backswept genal spines freestanding. Sculptoproetus haasi has been placed in the genus Timsaloproetus, but I am unsure whether this one should also join that genus.

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