Rare Unusual Delocare Moroccan Trilobite

Cf Delocare rostrata

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Asteropyginae

Geological Time: Devonian

Size: (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 65 mm long by 33 mm wide on a 100 by 110 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Oufaten, Alnif, Morocco

Code: 12018

Price: Sold

Delocare rostrata TrilobiteDescription: 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. This one is reminiscent of the trilobite called “Kayserops’ in the fossil trade that is actually Metacanthina issoumourensis, a far more commonly-available member of the Asteropyginae. Other than the larger size, one of the most distinguishing features is the elongated rostrum, the source of the name of the spevies. I only saw two of these in Tucson, displayed by a well-known dealer of Moroccan fossils for almost 30 years. The rich dark exoskeleton is well-contrasted to the light matrix block, making this both an elegant and rare addition to any collection.

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