termierorum Museum Morocco Trilobite
Phacopida, Superfamily Acastoidea, Family Acastidae
Time: Middle Devonian
is 75 mm long (overall tip of rostrum to tip of pygidial spine) by 65
mm wide at genals on a 105 by 85 mm matrix
Jebel Ofaten, Morocco
This trilobite is a member of the Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae
from the Devonian deposits of Oufaten, Morocco known as Psychopyge
termierorum. The genals and occipital spine have been prepared freestanding.
Note the a=many fine eye facets in this example, as well as the
turned-down rostrum. For some reason the rostrum of this species
was highly variable, ranging from grotesquely-elongated to dramatically-foreshortened.
See my other offerings for an example of Psychopyge
elegans, and another Psychopyge