Trilobite - On matrix - Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi - 6×3×4 cm

Description
Trilobite - On matrix - Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi - 6×3×4 cm
DEVONIAN (358.9–419.2 million years) - Morocco

spectacular rare double fossil on the same matrix, one top quality Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi and one Phacops trilobite, 100% natural, not restored. very high detail -Museum quality - Middel Devonian (390 mil y) - Laatchana formation, Region Alnif, Morocco- A spectacular example of a member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Scutellidae with dramatic cephalic and ocular spines present, this one is Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi. While it is indeed a scutellid, it differs from others in the family by virtue of the cephalic and occipital spines. This is a superb example of this sought-after species. The spines most likely served as a defensive mechanism against fish that, in that phase of evolution, had only just developed jaws. Size fossil 4 x 3 cm, matrix size 10 x 9 cm.

Lot details
Specimen
Trilobite
Object
On matrix
Scientific name
Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi
Origin
Morocco
Geological Period
DEVONIAN (358.9–419.2 million years)
Condition
Preserved
Treatment
Stabilised
Dimensions
6×3×4 cm
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