Dalmanitina Proeva Trilobite
Order Phacopida, Family Dalmanitidae
Time: Lower Ordovician
is 149 mm by 90 mm on a 200 mm by 135 mm matrix
Ktoua Formation, El Kaid Errami, Morocco
This is a fine example of an Ordovician dalmanitid trilobite known
as Dalmanitina proeva. It is a large example with incredible details.
Note the presence of eye facets, something often not preserved.
When I showed this one to a noted expert collector he termed it
the best example of the taxon to have come from Morocco. There
crinoid attached at the lower left plural lobe. It was deemed prudent
to not prepare it away in order not to risk damage to this fine