Newly Discovered Leonaspis Odontopleurid Trilobite

Leonaspis sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae

Geologic Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 25 mm long by 23 mm wide (with spines) on a 70 mm by 60 mm matrix..

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 18099

Price: Sold

Leonaspis Odontopleurid Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Fine example of the genus, this is a member of the genus Leonasp[is. It comes from a relatively new location known as Jorf in Morocco, close to the site from which the polished goniatite ammonites originate. The preservation of the exoskeleton takes its rich rose/gray color from minerals in the water that perfused it post deposition. It is the first of the genus I have been able to secure, and is possibly a new species like so many trilobites from this location. The rich rose color is common to many specimens from the location which is also termed Red Jorf.

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Leonaspis Odontopleurid Moroccan Trilobite

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