Neltneria jacqueti Early Cambrian Fallotaspid Trilobite

Part and counterpart Issafen Formation rarity

Neltneria jacqueti

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Suborder Olenellina, Superfamily Fallotaspidoidea, Family Neltneriidae

Geological Time: Lower Cambrian, Atdabanian Stage

Size: Trilobite is 16 mm long, 11 mm across ; Matrix: 110 mm by 85 mm and 100 mm by 60 mm pair

Fossil Site: Issafen Formation, Issafen, Morocco

Code: 17212

Price: Sold

Neltneria jacqueti Early Cambrian Fallotaspid TrilobiteDescription: This plate displays a fine example of a member of the order Redlichiida known as Neltneria jacqueti. Coming from the Issafen Formation deposits of Morocco, it is firmly placed in the Early Cambrian. Recent interest in Issafen trilobites has led to increased digging in the region, with stunning specimens such as this the result. It is rarely seen, unlike its cogeneric Neltneria termieri. It is the first I have been able to offer, so I do not know if all examples are small. Note two associated cephala on this part/counterpart example of which the positive is seen on the larger side.

Reference: Journal of Paleontology, Vol 69 No 3, (May 195) pp459-474.

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Neltneria jacqueti Early Cambrian Fallotaspid Trilobite

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