Armored Scabriscutellum Moroccan Trilobite

Scabriscutellum lahceni

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Early Devonian, Upper Emsian Stage (~ 390 million years ago)

Size: Trilobite is 30 mm long and 23 mm wide on a 60 mm by 80 mm matrix base

Fossil Site: Timrhanrhart Formation, Jebel Gara el Ziguilma, Foum Ziguid , Morocco

Fossil Code: 18083

Price: $335.00

Description: This trilobite is a member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae known as Scabriscutellum lahceni. It is distinguished from all other related trilobites by the robust axial spines seen here in this fine example. Once the trilobite was enrolled these spines would have made an effective defense against would-be predators. Notice the many fine holochroal eye facets.

Reference: Palaeontographica Canadiana, No 25, 2006, pp 54-56, 162-164

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