BIZZARE Lanceaspis Fossil Museum Trilobites Pair

with Exceptionally Long Rostrum

Lanceaspis hammondi

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Suborder Phacopina, Superfamily Acastoidea, Family Acastidae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian Stage

Size: Trilobites are 65 mm long by 23 mm wide and 42 mm long by 20 mm wide (curve measure including rostrum) on a 115 mm by 100 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Ihourane, Morocco

Fossil Code: 19069

Price: $1995.00

Lanceaspis Fossil Trilobites Description: Unusual examples of a member of the Order Phacopida, with many fine details present. It looks for all the world to be related to that famous prevaricating puppet Pinocchio after telling a spate of whoppers. Just discovered in 2013, researcher in Spain after studying the taxon assigned it a name in mid-2014. It looks to have affinities with Morocconites, but the rostrum here is far, far more elongated. The first example I was aware of consisted solely of the cephalon with an attached rostrum, indicating it was not some fanciful composite specimen. Subsequently a few came to light as a mad dash by diggers to the site ensued. Most of the literal handful come from Jebel Iazzi or Jebel Issoumour. Those sites were played out very quickly. Now a new location Ihourane near Boulashghal, Morocco has been found. To my knowledge this is the first from this location offered. Other than a few small patches of missing exoskeleton these are quite complete. The preparator has chosen to leave them unrerstored. They can be seen as a brownish color.

Reference: Batalleria, 20, 2014, pp 3-10.

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Lanceaspis Trilobites


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