Spectacular Cornuproetus Moroccan Trilobite

With Freestanding Genals

Cornuproetus cornutus

Trilobites Order Proetida)

Geological Time: Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 38 mm long (curve measure) by 26 mm wide on a 65 by 80 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jebel Issoumour, Alnif , Morocco

Code: 12110

Price: $175.00

Cornuproetus cornutusDescription: Fine example of a member of the Order Proetida with many fine details present. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are granulose cephalon and thorax and the swept-back genal spines. Notice the fine eye facets present in this example. 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. Looking more like a Devonian Stealth Bomber than a trilobite, this is an elegant example.

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