Striking 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 17 mm long by 19 mm wide (counting spines) on a 75 mm by 50 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 17126

Price: $1995.00

 Lichida Acanthopyge TrilobiteDescription: The location known as Jorf in Morocco has been a hotbed of new trilobite species for the past few years. Just two years ago 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. As a final touch it hasJorf Trilobite Site been freed from the matrix to allow a freestanding display, something that takes great skill and patience, as well as considerable time. 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. I have included several in-preparation photos showing the specimen while being freed from the matrix.

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Moroccan Trilobite for Sale

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  Trilobite while in preparation below:  

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