Coloful Eremiproetus Proetida Trilobite

Eremiproetus sp

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Tropidocoryphidae

Geological Time: Lower/Middle Devonian, Emsian/Eifelian Stage

Size: Trilobite is 13 mm long (curve measure) by 7 mm wide (counting spines) on a 70 mm by 80 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Hmar Lakhdad, Morocco

Fossil Code: 16179

Price: Sold

Eremiproetus Proetida TrilobiteDescription: Unusual example of a member of the Order Proetida, Family Tropidocoryphidae 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. This one is of a more subdued rose color, but nonetheless striking. It is a diminutive member of the genus Eremiproetus, and as such is rarely seen.

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