Acathopyge Lichida Museum Trilobites Pair

Aff Acanthopyge sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochurinae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size: Trilobites are 23 mm long by 26 mm wide and 23 mm long by 22 mm wide (counting spines) on a 110 mm by 62 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jorf Gray Layer, Morocco

Code: 19111

Price: $1250.00

Description: The location known as Jorf in Morocco has been a hotbed of new trilobite species for the past few years. Two 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 the stunning genal, pleural, and pygidial spines nicely arrayed. 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. What is unusual here is that not one but TWO examples were found together. There are several types of these trilobites found at Jorf which differ in the presence and absence of subspines to the genals. I have included a photo of the Jorf site from which many new types of trilobites are being found.

Also see: This Acanthopyge specimen with prepared freestanding.

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