Rare Metacanthina maderensis Moroccan Trilobite

Metacanthina maderensis

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Superfamily Acastoidea, Family Acastidae, Subfamily Asteropyginae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Emsian Stage

Size: Trilobite is 38 mm long (curve measure) by 22 mm wide on a 42 by 83 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Rkon Tafraoute, Morocco

Code: 17244

Price: Sold

Rare Metacanthina maderensis Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Subfamily Asteropyginae with many fine details present. Notice the fine eye facets present on this specimen. The Asteropyginae recently have undergone revision. This one has been known variously as “Asteropyge” and as “Kayserops”. This one is far less often seen than Metacanthina issoumourensis (see my other listings), and is only the SECOND such example I have been able to secure.

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Metacanthina maderensis


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