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Cyphaspis Trilobite 38mm

SKU:TFS0175
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The very distinctive and instantly recognisable 'devils horned' fossil trilobite of the Eifelian stage of the Devonian period, North Africa. With its eyes on slightly raised turrets, two upwardly turned spines directed at a forty-five-degree angle from the leading edge of the glabella (head shield), this little creature trawled the bottom of the ancient sea in search of nutrients. Another key feature of the genus is the long backwardly turned spine emanating from the sixth thoracic segment.

Genus: Cyphaspis. (Order Aulacopleurida, Family Lichidae).
Age: Palaeozoic era, middle Devonian, Eifelian stage, 393-388,000,000 million years ago.
Origin: Lamrakeb region deposits near Alnif, Morocco, North Africa.

Cyphaspis Trilobite measurement.
Height: 1.3 cm
Length: 3.8 cm
Width: 2.2 cm

Overall measurement.
Height: 2.8 cm
Length: 7.1 cm
Width: 6.9 cm

Approximate weight: 0,209 g

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Cyphaspis cyphaspid trilobite is dating back to the Palaeozoic, middle Devonian, around 393,000,000 to 388,000,000 million years ago. Discovered in the fossil beds near Hamar Laghdad, now part of the northern Sahara desert of Morocco. The trilobite in excellent preservation exhibiting all the characteristic attributes of the type.

 

A superb collection trilobite excellently prepared from the ancient seabed limestone, ideal for study and display.

 

Additional Information

SKU TFS0175
Age Devonian
Origin Morocco