Spiny Jorf Museum Lichida 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 25 mm long by 12 mm wide (counting spines) on a 75 mm by 80 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 18164

Price: Sold

Spiny Jorf Museum Lichida Trilobite Acanthopyge Trilobite for SaleDescription: 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 ofJorf Trilobite Site the quality of this fine example. This specimen displays the stunning genal, pleural, and pygidial spines nicely arrayed. This one displays robust subspines and less curved cephalon, even more so than another recent example. Whether all three are the same species has yet to be determined, with specimens with the smooth genals the most frequently seen, and this one the rarest (only my second example ever). 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. One researcher to whom I have shown photos of these unusual specimens believes they are likely a new genus. For the sake of expediency I will refer to it as Aff Acanthopyge. I have included two in-preparation photos so you can see the process employed in freeing these specimens from the matrix

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