Styginid and Proetid Moroccan Trilobites Association

cf Thysanopeltella (Thysanopeltis) sp

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Proetina sp

Trilobites Order Proetida, Superfamily Proetoidea

Geological Time: Middle to Lower Devonian, Emsianto to Eifellian Stage

Size: Styginida: 45 mm long by 32 mm wide Proetid: 8 mm by 5 mm (as exposed) on an 82 mm by 80 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Hmar Lakhdad, Morocco

Code: 16067

Price: Sold

Styginid and Proetid Moroccan TrilobitesDescription: These trilobites come from a new deposit in a location known as Hmar Lakhdad in Morocco. Hmar Lakhdad means “red cheeks” in Arabic, an allusion to the rich wine red color preserved in the specimens from this location, a consequence of high levels of iron in the silicified exoskeleton. Some Phacopids have been found with a red exoskeleton and green eyes, a consequence of differential degrees of silicification of the lenses and its impact on iron and possibly manganese contained therein. The larger is a member of the Styginidae most likely the genus Thysanopeltella, while the diminutive trilobite found lower on the left side is a proetid of the genus Proetina.

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