(Trilobites) Orde Harpetida, Family Harpetidae
is 23 mm long
Elegant example of a member of the newly-erected (2002) Order
Harpetida, with many fine details present. This one is thought
to be a member of the genus Bohemoharpes by one of the foremost
US trilobite collectors. Whatever the correct taxonomy, this
is a rare member of the Harpetidae I have only been able to obtain
once before. Notice the fine pitting of the preglabellar ring.
This one was well able to stay at the surface of the seafloor
by virtue of the dramatically curving “shield”. It
has been prepared to allow for easy viewing of the body which
is quite prone, somewhat unusual for the Harpetidae.
see: Moroccan Trilobites
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