Dramatically-spined Kayserops megaspina Moroccan Trilobite

Kayserops megaspina

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Subfamily Asteropyginae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 80 mm long (curve measure) by 80 mm wide (with spines) on a 120 by 100 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Boulashghal, Morocco

Code: 20020

Price: Sold

Kayserops megaspina Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: An elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Subfamily Asteropyginae with many fine details present This one has been incorrectly called “Comura cometa” in the fossil trade, but is in fact Kayserops megaspina (for “big-spined”). The Kayserops megaspinaAsteropyginae recently have undergone revision. The trilobite called “Kayserops’ in the fossil trade is actually Metacanthina issoumourensis, a far more commonly-available member of the Asteropyginae. This specimen has been prepared with the flaring genal spines freestanding for a dramatic presentation of this uncommon taxon.

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Kayserops megaspina
Kayserops megaspina Moroccan Trilobite

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