Superb Belenopyge Moroccan Trilobite

from Uncommon Location

Acanthoyge (Belenopyge) estevei

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochinurinae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian Stage

Size: Trilobite is 28 mm long (curve measure) by 20 mm wide (with spines) on an 80 by 63 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Ihandar Formation, Tata, Morocco

Fossil Code: 15126

Price: $475.00

Acanthoyge Belenopyge estevei TrilobiteDescription: Description: This is a fine example of a trilobite from the Lower Devonian Ihandar Formation deposits near Jebel Outaen this taxon is a member of the Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, and is infrequently available. This one comes from an uncommon location knwn as Tata some 135 km west of Foum Ziguid. See my other listings for a Crotalocephalina trilobite from this site.Typically called Lobopyge, it is actually a member of the genus Acanthopyge and has recently been placed in the subgenus Belenopyge. This one is somewhat larger than most, and is quite pustulose. It is well-positioned on its limestone matrix base, with the genal and pleural spines well-displayed against the light-colored matrix. This specimen is truly stunning when viewed from any aspect, and is destined to become the cornerstone of any collection, public or private. It has a recently-assigned “cousin” in the Devonian deposits of Oklahoma, Acanthopyge consanguinea (Bug X) which can be seen in my offerings from the incomparable preparator Bob Carroll. For a more typical example of the Moroccan taxon, please see my other offerings under Lobopyge.

Reference: Batalleria, 18, March 2013, pp 3-14.

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