Colorful Metacanthina Moroccan Trilobite

Metacanthina issoumourensis

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Superfamily Acastoidea, Family Acastidae, Subfamily Asteropyginae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 40 mm long (curve measure) by 23 mm wide on a 95 by 60 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Jebel Issoumour, Morocco

Code: 20009

Price: $135.00


Metacanthina Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Subfamily Asteropyginae with many fine details present. Notice the fine eye facets on this specimen. The Asteropyginae recently have undergone revision. This one has been known variously as “Asteropyge” and as “Kayserops”. The rich dark brown exoskeleton is well-contrasted to the beige matrix block, and the cephalon has been prepared free of matrix.

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Metacanthina Moroccan Trilobite

Metacanthina Moroccan Trilobite

 

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