Cyphaspides Moroccan Trilobite

Unusual Wine Red Preservation

Cyphaspides sp

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Aulacopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian stage (~395 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 18 mm long (curve measure) by 14 mm wide (counting spines) on a 65 mm by 45 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Hmar Lakhdad, Morocco

Fossil Code: 16155

Price: Sold

Cyphaspides Description: Unusual example of a member of the Order Proetida, Family Aulacopleuridae with many fine details present. It comes 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. It has similarities to Cyphaspis (see my other listings) with the same bulbous cranidium, stalked eyes, and granulose appearance. It is a rarely-seen taxon, the first from this location I have been able to secure. This one would make a welcome addition to any collection of Moroccan trilobites, one made all the more memorable due to its red coloration.

Trilobite Fossils Sales Information

Cyphaspides Moroccan Trilobite

Fossil Mall Navigation:

l Fossils for Sale l Museum and Rare Fossils l Fossil Dealers l

Fossils Category:
l Fossil Amber l Ammonite Fossils l Dinosaur Fossils l
l Crinoids and Echinoderms l Fish Fossils l Insect Fossils l Invertebrate Fossils l
l Plant Fossils l Stromatolites l Trace & Ichnofossils l Trilobite Fossils l