Aesthetic Jorf Lichid Trilobite

From Jorf with apparent Acathopyge affinity

Aff Acanthopyge sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochurinae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian, Eifelian Stage (~ 395 million years old)

Size: Trilobite is 32 mm long by 32 mm wide (counting spines) on a 115 mm by 55 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 18161

Price: $1495.00

Description: The location known as Jorf in Morocco has been a hotbed of new trilobite species for the past few years. Three years ago the first example of this unusual Lichid was shown to the collecting community. Very few examples have come to light since then, and few are of the quality of this fine example. This specimen displays Jorf Trilobite Sitethe stunning genal, pleural, and pygidial spines nicely arrayed. It has been exposed in stunning relief while keeping the surrounding native rock in an as found state. I have included two inpreparation photos so you can see the process of freeing it from the entombing rock. While some have indicated it might be a relative of Belenopyge to my eyes it seems to have its closest affinities with the larger, more robust genus Acanthopyge. For the sake of expediency I will refer to it as Aff Acanthopyge. While I have had several other examples, this is one of the largest I have been able to offer, and the first displayed in such striking fashion.

See additional Acanthopyge trilobites here here and here.

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