NEW TYPE Spectacularly Spined Koneprusia Moroccan Trilobite

Koneprusia sp

Trilobites Order Odontopleurida, Family Odontopleuridae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 35 mm long by 30 mm wide (including spines) on a 75 mm by 70 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Aatchana , Morocco

Code: 12070

Price: Sold

Koneprusia Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of an unusual trilobite which as an Odontopleurid has many fine relatives in Dicranurus, Leonaspis, and Ceratonurus. This one has a plethora of spines, most of which have been painstakingly prepared freestanding, making for a spectacular display piece. To what purpose could such a spiny armament be put? The answer DEFENSE cries out; with fish only recently (geologically speaking) having developed true jaws, any advantage a prey species could evolve would stand it in good stead in the eternal predator/prey arms race. This one is different from the other three species (K. Brutoni, K. aboussalamae, K. dahmani ) in that it upped the spine count by having paired spines on the axial ring. Only a literal handful of this as-yet undescribed species have been found. Here is a fine example sure to become a prized member of any collection.

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Koneprusia Moroccan Trilobite

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