Unusually Spined Cyphaspis Morroco Trilobite

Cyphaspis sp aff boutscharafinense

Trilobites Order Proetida, Family Otarionidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 40 mm long by 35 mm wide (with spines) on a 60 by 50 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Ihandar Formation, Jebel Oufaten, Alnif, Morocco

Fossil Code: 18111

Price: Sold

Cyphaspis boutscharafinensDescription: Unusual example of a member of the Order Proetida, Family Otarionidae with many fine details present. While most frequently known in the trade as “Otarion”, this one is actually a member of the genus Cyphaspis. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are the high stalked eyes, elongated spines, and granulose bulbous cephalon. This one has both the genals and the thoracic spine prepared free of matrix, making for an eye-catching specimen.

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