Crotalocephalus sp Phacopid Trilobite

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Suborder Cheirurina, Superfamily Cheiruroidea, Family Cheiruridae
Geologic Age: Devonian
Trilobite is 75 mm long
Mrakib, Morocco
Remarks: Previously called Cyrtometopus, this trilobite should not be confused with other common species of the genera. This trilobite has pronounced and sharp pleural and pygidial spines, and distinctive cephalic projections. Until recently, this trilobite was called Cyrtometopus. Richard Fortey classified it as a type of Crtotalocephalus. Like snow shoes, the abundent spines may have facilitated it in staying at the surface of a soft seafloor.

Also see: Moroccan Trilobites







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