Thysanopeltis Trilobite with Fringed Pygidium

Thysanopeltis speciosa

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Thysanopeltidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 54 mm long, 39 mm across. Matrix: 85 mm by 85 mm

Fossil Site: Mount Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco

Fossil Code: MT396

Price: $165.00

Description: A member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Thysanopeltidae from the Middle Devonian deposits of Alnif, Morocco, this is Thysanopeltis speciosa. 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 one other trilobite from the region. For an example of this distinctive specimen after 35 hours of preparation seen my other offerings.

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