Rare Gigoutella antatlasius Cambrian Trilobite

Part and Counterpart Specimen

Gogoutella antatlasius

Trilobites Order Ptychopariida, Family Palaeolenidae

Geological Time: Lower Middle Cambrian ( ~ 520 million years ago)

Size: Trilobite is 20 mm by 14 mm on a 120 mm by 60 mm and 120 mm by 65 mm matrix pair

Fossil Site: Jebel Wawrmast Formation, Jebel Ougnate, Morocco

Code: 17214

Price: Sold

Rare Gigoutella antatlasius Cambrian Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: While Morocco is most famous for its Devonian trilobites, its history extends back to near the beginning of trilobite evolution with examples such as this one, a member of the Order Ptychopariida known asRare Gigoutella antatlasius Cambrian Trilobite Gigoutella antatlasius. The species derives its name from the Anti-Atlas Mountains. It is one of the earliest trilobites and is seen here as a part and counterpart specimen. Like many counterparts, this one looks more like a positive. I have labeled the specimens so you can tell which is which. This is the FIRST and ONLY example of this taxon I have seen in 17 years.

Above left is part and right is counterpart.

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