Uncommon Paralejurus Moroccan Trilobite

Paralejurus dormitzieri

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 60 mm long (curve measure) by 27 mm wide on a 105 by 75 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Laatchana, Alnif , Morocco

Code: MT402

Price: $135.00

Description: Uncommon example of a member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae known as Paralejurus dormitzieri has a rounded cephalon. Preservation is excellent; most of the fine eye facets are present. The streamlined shape of this trilobite is thought to have aided it in burrowing through the seafloor in search of a meal. For an example of a member of the species prepared freestanding, as well as another newly described member of the genus please see my other offerings.

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