Bizarre Quadrops Like Museum Trilobite

Aff Quadrops flexuosa

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae

Geological Time: Early ro Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobite is 90 mm long (curve measure) by 50 mm wide (with spines) on a 90 mm by 90 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Jebel Issoumour, Morocco

Code: 18118

Price: $2195.00

QuadropsDescription: Elegant example of a bizarrely-spined member of the Acastidae this one is a new taxon closely allied with Quadrops flexuosa. Once called Philonyx, the genus derives its name from the unusual quadripartite rostrum unique to this taxon. Given the distinct “shovel-nosed” aspect of this type, it may be an entirely new genus. While most Quadrops are known from Ofaten, this type to date has only been found in Issoumour. Note the incredible profusion of spines displayed here. These spines were a good defense against the fish of their day, affording quite a mouthful for any predator with the temerity to attack. This specimen took an INCREDIBLY LONG amount of time to prepare. Still only a small number of specimens have been found to date at this new Issoumour locality, despite a feverish search by the diggers.

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