Exceedingly Rare Treveropyge berbera Trilobite

Treveropyge berbera

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

Geological Time: Lower Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 58 mm long (curve measure) by 32 mm wide on a 70 by 45 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Oued Ghris , Morocco

Code: 14043

Price: $675.00

Kolihapeltis rabatensis TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Superfamily Acastoidea with many fine details present. While trilobites most frequently known in the trade as “Treveropyge” are actually the common Coltraenia, this one is indeed a member of the genus Treveropyge. When I sent preshipment photos to one of the premier US collectors he expressed his surprise as he had never seen one outside of the literature. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are the high “eye-towers”. Notice the many exceptional eye facets present on this specimen. The “wrap around” eyes gave a good panoramic view of the trilobite’s environment, allowing it to keep alert for predator and prey alike. Since fish had recently evolved true jaws, any advantage a prey species could derive would place it at an advantage. Compare with Coltraenia and another rare Treveropyge, Treveropyge maura posted.

Fossils for Sale

click to enlarge


Fossil Mall Navigation:
l Home l Fossils for Sale Map l Museum and Rare Fossils l How to Buy Fossils l

Navigate by Fossil Category:
l Trilobites
l Ammonites l Fish Fossils l Invertebrate Fossils l
l Crinoids and Echinoderms l Insect Fossils l Dinosaur and Reptile Fossils l
l Cambrian Explosion Fossils l Plant Fossils l Stromatolites l
l Vertebrate Fossils l Fossil Amber l Trace & Ichnofossils l

l Fossils and Paleotological Science Information l