Thysanopeltis Trilobite from Hmar Lakhdad with Distinctive Color

Thysanopeltis speciosa

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 73 mm long by 45 mm wide on a 120 mm by 100 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Hmar Lakhdad,, Morocco

Fossil Code: 18078

Price: Sold

Thysanopeltis TrilobiteDescription: This unusual trilobite is known as Thysanopeltis, known for the distinctive fringe to the pygidium. It comes from a new deposit in a location known as Hmar Lakhdad in Morocco. Hmar lakhdad means “red cheeks” in Arabic, an allusion to the rich wine-red color preserved in the specimens from this location, a consequence of high levels of iron in the silicified exoskeleton. This one is more a rich umber color, perhaps due to the thinness of the exoskeleton relative to some other taxa from this location. There are Phacopids with a rich wine-red color that possess green eyes from the same region. This one has many of the fine eye facets preserved as the closeups shows.

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