Excellent Hollardops aithassainorum Trilobite

Dramatically Prepared with Superb Schizochroal Eyes

Hollardops aithassainorum

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae, Subfamily Asteropyginae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 65 mm long

Fossil Site: Foum Ziguid, Morocco

Hollardops aithassainorum TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Subfamily Asteropyginae with many fine details present. Notice the many eye facets present on this example. The Asteropyginae recently have undergone revision. This genus has been known in the past as Metacanthina, an entirely different trilobite (see my other offerings). This one differs from the more common Hollardops mesocristata in the shape of the cranidium and the number of lenses in the eyes. It was named for the Ait H’ssain family by Chatterton et al in 2006. This one has been prepared with most of the spines freestanding. The reflexed posture makes for a dramatic display.

Also see: Moroccan Trilobites

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