Large Hamatolenus Cambrian Trilobite

Hamatolenus (Myopsolenus) magnus

Trilobites Order Ptychopariida, Family Ellipsocephalidae

Geological Time: Lower Middle Cambrian

Size: Trilobite is 80 mm long, 54 mm across; Matrix: 100 mm by
100 mm and 115 mm by 110 mm pair

Fossil Site: Jebel Wawrmast Formation, Tougach, Morocco

Code: 17112

Price: $350.00

Description: This plate displays a fine part and counterpart fossil of a trilobite known as Hamatolenus (Myopsolenus) magnus, a member of the Order Ptychopariida, Family Ellipsocephalidae. The free cheeks are tightly attached, an uncommon occurrence, and the genal and pleural spines are complete. The species name refers to its large size, evident here. The subgenus Myopsolenus is somewhat broader in aspect than others of the genus. This large example dominates its matrix block, making for a fine display piece. The negative is the specimen to the left. There is repair to the matrix which detracts but little from the appearance of this dramatic specimen.

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