New Type C Thysanopeltis Trilobite with Fringed Pygidium

Thysanopeltis “TYPE C”

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 42 mm long, 27 mm across. Matrix: 65 mm by 75 mm

Fossil Site: Taouz, Morocco

Fossil Code: 14097

Price: $795.00

Thysanopeltis TYPE C TrilobiteDescription: A member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae from the Devonian deposits of Taouz, Morocco, this is an ENTIRELY NEW Thysanopeltis seen only in the last few year . It is distinguished by the fringing pygidial spines from Scabriscutellum, and from Scutellum by the ribbing of the pygidium. What makes this one distinctive is the fringing spines of the pygidium, something seen in only three other trilobites from the region, the uncommon Thysanopeltis speciosa, and Septimopeltis (Thysanopeltis Type B). The difference here is the robust nature of the spines. This one is only the third I have been secure. Note the excellent holochroal eye facets.

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