Eudolatites Dalmanitid Moroccan Trilobite

Species possibly undescribed

Eudolatites aff maiderensis

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Superfamily Dalmanitoidea, Family Dalmanitidae

Geological Time: Ordovician

Size: Trilobite is 77 mm by 40 mm on a 70 mm by 115 mm matrix plus 31 mm by 31 mm negative

Fossil Site: Upper Ktaoua Formation, Jebel Tiskaouine, Morocco

Description: This is a fine example of an Ordovician dalmanitid trilobite coming from the same strata as Flexicalymene ouzregoui, making it from the Upper Kataoua Formation. Note the presence of eye facets, something often not preserved. The only dalmanitid from that level is Eudolatites maiderensis, but that one has a more robust pygidial border, indicating this may be an undescribed species. Most trilobites from that horizon are much more compressed than this one, which when coupled with the excellent eye facets makes this an excellent specimen.

Also see: Moroccan Trilobites

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