Cornuproetus cornutus Moroccan Trilobite

With Freestanding Genal Spines

Cornuproetus cornutus

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Proetidae

Geological Time: Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 32 mm long (curve measure) by 26 mm wide on a 60 by 70 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Jebel Oufaten, Morocco

Code: 14131

Price: $150.00

Cornuproetus cornutus Description: Fine example of a member of the Order Proetida with many fine details present. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are granulose cephalon and thorax and the swept-back genal spines. The Proetidae were among the last of the trilobites to go extinct in the Permian over 100 million years later. This is a fine example of the type, prepared with the dramatic backswept genal spines freestanding. Looking more like a Devonian Stealth Bomber than a trilobite, this is an elegant example.

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