New Species Kayserops Moroccan Trilobite

Kayserops sp

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

Geological Time: Devonian

Size: (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 60 mm long (curve measure) by 35 mm wide at spine tips on a 95 by 85 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Mrakib, Morocco

Code: 12103

Price: $750.00

Kayserops TrilobiteDescription: An elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Subfamily Asteropyginae with many fine details present. Notice the fine eye facets present on this specimen. The Asteropyginae 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 genal spines possessing tapered tips freestanding for a dramatic presentation of this uncommon taxon. Note also the presence of axial nodes. This one is apparently new to science, and has yet to be described. This is the FIRST example I have been able to secure.

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