Stunning Parvilichas Museum Trilobite

From the Upper Fezouata Formation

Parvilichas marochii

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae

Geological Time: Lower Ordovician

Size: Trilobite is 53 mm long and 38 mm across (including spines). Matrix: 80 mm by 120 mm

Fossil Site: Upper Fezouata Formation, Draa Valley, Zagora, Morocco

Fossil Code: 17062

Price: $1250.00

Description: This plate displays a rarely seen example of a trilobite found in the Ordovician deposits of Zagora, Morocco. This taxon appears to be related to the much larger Uralichas hispanicus tardus (up to 66 cm), but since there are never any examples found intermediate in size it was found to be a new genus and species: Parvilichas marochii (small Lichas of Morocco) not a juvenile of that species, but rather something new. It is quite complete, with only minor portions of the exoskeleton missing.. The brick red color makes this one stand out well when compared to the beige matrix, making for a striking presentation. What is even more unusual is that the specimen has been prepared completely free of matrix, suspended above it in dramatic fashion. Substantial additional preparation time was expended, time I am sure you will agree was well spent.

Scripta Musei Geologici Seminarii Barcinonensis. XIV, 3-13, 10-12-2013.

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