Spiny Museum Lichida Trilobite

From Jorf with apparent Acathopyge affinity

Aff Acanthopyge sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochurinae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian Stage (~ 395 million years old)

Size: Trilobite is 25 mm long by 23 mm wide (counting spines) on a 90 mm by 80 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 16199

Price: Sold

Acanthopyge Lichda TrilobiteDescription: 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 Lichda Trilobite genal, pleural, and pygidial spines nicely arrayed. This one displays subspines and more extensive ornamentation to the cephalon, even more so than other recent examples, Acanthopyge sp. and this Acanthopyge sp. Whether all three are the same species has yet to be determined. 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. One researcher to whom I have shown photos of these unusual specimens believes they are likely a new genus. For the sake of expediency I will refer to it as Aff Acanthopyge. I have included two in-preparation photos so you can see the process employed in freeing these specimens from the matrix.

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