Fossil trilobite - on original matrix - Cyphaspis walteri - 40×70×110 mm

Description
Fossil trilobite - on original matrix - Cyphaspis walteri - 40×70×110 mm
DEVONIAN (358.9–419.2 million years) - Morocco Djebel El Mrakib

This is one alien-like trilobite, it's almost hard to imagine that it was once alive inhabiting our oceans. It's a Cyphaspis walteri aries from the Middle Devonian limestone of Morocco. One can imagine that the large spines may have served as defensive protection against fish, that had just begun to develop hardened jaws and probably had trilobites on the dinner menu.

Including the spines, this specimen is 40 mm long.




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Lot details
Specimen
Fossil trilobite
Object
on original matrix
Scientific name
Cyphaspis walteri
Origin
Morocco Djebel El Mrakib
Geological Period
DEVONIAN (358.9–419.2 million years)
Condition
Preserved
Treatment
Good hand preparation
Dimensions
40×70×110 mm
Weight
353 g
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