Fallotaspis typical

Trilobites Order Redlichiida, Suborder Olenellina, Superfamily Fallotaspidoidea, Family Fallotaspididae
Geologic Age: Early Cambrian
Trilobite is 15 mm long
Hamar Tassmamte, Zagora, Morocco
Remarks: Fortey (2000) labels the genus Fallotaspis as the oldest trilobites in the fossil record. As a result, the rather large crescent holochroal eyes seen here would be among the oldest of the sophisticated trilobite eyes preserved in the fossil record. Also, being a member Suborder Olenellina Fallotaspis did not have dorsal sutures.

Also see: Moroccan Trilobites







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