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Kettneraspis issoumourensis Alberti

Kettneraspis Issoumourensis Trilobite 120mm

£397.00 GBP

A nice Kettneraspis issoumourensis alberti trilobite measuring 120mm, once sea bottom dweller and known for its prominent eye stalks and long genal spines with frilly cephalon around the head shield, this Kettneraspis trilobite was designed to cut throough our ancient waters with ease. It is an odontopleurid trilobite and found in the marine fossil strata globally. Odontopleurids first make their appearance in the Late Cambrian period approximately 540 mya, the last genera vanished from the fossil record by the end of the Frasnian stage 372 mya. The members of Odontopleurids or Odontopleuridae are noted for there exotic spiny appendages and ornamentations of their carapaces, giving them an alien appearance to us today.

Using the magnifying glass, one can see the exceptional elegant details of this arthropod. Each segment has been cleaned with air abrasive technology to expose the arthropods cephalon, the head, thoracic body segments and finally pygidium [tail]. The three-part lobed body giving the Trilobite its name, run laterally, the axis lobe (slightly raised) and the right and left pleural lobes which are quite distinct. Posteriorly of the cephalon is the distinguishing single occipital spine, nicknamed the 'stovepipe' due to its stout appearance.

The name trilobite refers to the three-part body shape, this is longitudinally referenced to the tri-lobed effect of the whole arthropod and not, as often is the case, mistaken for the three main and distinctive constituent parts of the carapace, the cephalon (head), the thorax (body) and the pygidium (tail).

Genus: Kettneraspis issoumourensis Alberti
Age: Palaeozoic era, Devonian period 354,000,000 - 419,000,000 years ago.
Origin: Ihandar formation, Couche rouge (red layer) section, Issoumour, Morocco, North Africa.

Overall measurements.
Length: 12 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Depth: 3.4 cm

Kettneraspis issoumourensis measurements.
Length: 5 cm
Height: 6.2 cm
Width: 1.4 cm

Weight: 0.000 g

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