Newly Discovered Kettneraspis Moroccan Trilobite

Kettneraspis sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 25 mm long by 30 mm wide (with spines) on a 60 mm by 60 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Fossil Code: 17159

Price: $450.00

Newly Discovered Kettneraspis Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Fine example of the genus, this is a member of the genus Kettneraspis. It comes from a relatively new location known as Jorf in Morocco, close to the site from which the polished goniatite ammonites originate. The preservation of the exoskeleton takes its rich rose/gray color from minerals in the water that perfused it post deposition. It is the first of the genus I have been able to secure, and is possibly a new species like so many trilobites from this location. The longest pleural spine on the left has been displaced to the rear, but the preparatory decided to leave it in the as found state for authenticity’s sake. See my other offerings for Kettneraspis prepared by the incomparable Bob Carroll.

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