Harpes hamarlaghdadensis Trilobite

Newly described

Harpes hamarlaghdadensis

Trilobites Order Harpetida, Family Harpetidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian, Eifelian stage

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 28 mm long by 20 mm wide (counting spines) on a 65 mm by 90 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Hmar Laghdad, Morocco

Code: 20028

Price: $365.00

Description: Colorful example of a member of the Order Harpetida, Family Harpetidae with many fine details present. It comes from the type location known as Hmar Laghdad in Morocco from which it was first described.. The preservation of the exoskeleton takes its rich chocolate color from minerals in the water that perfused it post deposition. It is quite pleasing to the eye, and is nearly prone. While it most closely resembles Harpes perradiatus in appearance, this taxon from Hmar Laghdad has been recently described as Harpes hamarlaghdadensis.

Reference: N Jb Geol Paleont, Abb 290 1/3 (2018) pp 257-259.

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