Pustulose Metascutellum Moroccan Trilobite with Spines

Metascutellum aff pustulatum

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 40 mm long and 29 mm wide on a 90 mm by 80 mm matrix base

Fossil Site: Aatchana, Morocco

Code: 16112

Price: $365.00

Metascutellum Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: A member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae from the Middle Devonian deposits of Jebel Issoumour, Morocco, this is a member of the genus Metascutellum. The pustulose nature distinguishes it from most other scutellids with the exception of some in the genus Scutellum. This one most closely resembles Metascutellum pustulatum, but that species typically does not display the fine axial and occipital spines seen here. Consequently, this one is either an as yet undescribed subspecies or a new species altogether.

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