Harpes hamarlaghdadensis Trilobite

Newly described from Jorf

Harpes hamarlaghdadensis

Trilobites Order Harpetida, Family Harpetidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian, Eifelian stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 45 mm long by 28 mm wide (counting spines) on an 85 mm by 83 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 18194

Price: Sold

Harpes hamarlaghdadensis TrilobiteDescription: Colorful example of a member of the Order Harpetida, Family Harpetidae with many fine details present. It comes from a 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 color from minerals in the water that perfused it post deposition. It is quite pleasing to the eye, and is nearly prone. While it most closely resembles Harpes perradiatus in appearance, a taxon from HmarLaghdad has been recently described as Harpes hamarlaghdadensis. While Hmar Laghdad is known to be latest Emsian, the material from Jorf is currently thought to be the somewhat younger Eifelian. I have been assured by a well-kown west coast collector that both are the same species.

Reference: N Jb Geol Paleont, Abb 290 1/3 (2018) pp 257-259.

Trilobite Fossil Sales

click trilobite pictures to enlarge

Harpes Trilobite


Fossil Mall Navigation:
l Home l Fossils for Sale Map l Museum and Rare Fossils l How to Buy Fossils l

Navigate by Fossil Category:
l Trilobites
l Ammonites l Fish Fossils l Invertebrate Fossils l
l Crinoids and Echinoderms l Insect Fossils l Dinosaur and Reptile Fossils l
l Cambrian Explosion Fossils l Plant Fossils l Stromatolites l
l Vertebrate Fossils l Fossil Amber l Trace & Ichnofossils l

l Fossils and Paleotological Science Information l