Super Spiny Museum Acanthopyge Lichda Trilobite

from Jorf

Aff Acanthopyge sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochurinae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian Stage (~ 395 mya)

Size: Trilobite is 30 mm long by 35 mm wide (counting spines) on a 70 mm by 80 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 16181

Price: Sold

Description: The location known as Jorf in Morocco has been a hotbed of new trilobite species for the past few years. Last year the first example of this unusual Lichid was shown to the collecting community. Very few examples have come to light since then, and few are of the quality of this fine example. This specimen displays the stunning genal, pleural, and pygidial spines nicely arrayed. While some have indicated it might be a relative of Belenopyge, to my eyes it seems to have its closest affinities with the larger, more robust genus Acanthopyge. For the sake of expediency I will refer to it as Aff Acanthopyge. This one is unusual in that the genals display subspines, the FIRST such example I have seen. I have included three in-preparation photo of the trilobite prior to final finishing in which the subspines can be clearly seen. There was a very fragmentary phacopid that was removed in order to finish preparations.

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