Lichida Museum Trilobites Pair
Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochurinae
Time: Middle Devonian
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
Jorf Gray Layer, Morocco
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.
see: This Acanthopyge
specimen with prepared freestanding.
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