Dramatic Widebody Early Cambrian Moroccan Trilobite

Part and Counterpart Specimen

Aff Psedosaukianda lata

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Suborder Redlichiina, Superfamily Redlichioidea, Family Saukiandidae

Geological Time: Lower Cambrian, Atabanian Stage

Size: Trilobite is 42 mm long by 31 mm wide (with spines) ; Matrix: 110 mm by 80 mm and 65 mm by 80 mm pair

Fossil Site: Issafen Formation, Issafen, Morocco

Code: 15119

Price: $450.00

Psedosaukianda lataDescription: The Issafen Formation of the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco has recently become something of a Gold Rush for the discovery of heretofore unseen trilobite of Early Cambrian age. This one is no exception. I have seen several examples of this taxon, but most are either missing the pygidium or it was tucked under and not prepped out. While I prefer to have them prepped free of matrix, I thought discretion was the better part of valor and left the spine supported on this small example. While one researcher seems to think that that wider specimens are deformed by compression, I fail to see how the axial spine could have withstood such great pressures unscathed. This is an opportunity to obtain a part/counterpart example at a bargain price.

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