Centipede-Like Crotalocephalina Moroccan Trilobite

Crotalocephalina (Crotalocephalus) gibbus

Trilobite Order Phacopida, Superfamily Phacopidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian, Eifelian Stage (~385 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 78 mm long (curve measure) by 28 mm wide on a 125 mm by 75 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Lamrakeb, Alnif, Morocco

Code: MT406

Price: $110.00

Crotalocephalina Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: AElegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Family Cheiruridae with many fine details present. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are the sharp pleural and pygidial spines and the distinctive cephalon. The describer of this one thought it bore a resemblance to the head of a rattlesnake (Crotalus), hence the genus name. The spines may have aided it in staying at the surface of the soft seafloor.. The name has changed several times, from Crotalocephalus to Crotalocephalina, and recently to Cheirurus, making it hard for the layman to keep up. Whatever you care to call it, this one will make a fine addition to any collection. The bicolor preservation is natural, and adds to the eye appeal of this exquisitely-prepared piece.

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