09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite
09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite 09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite

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09173 - Nice Rolled 2.78 Inch Drotops armatus Middle Devonian Trilobite

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Species
Drotops armatus, Struve (1990) - Trilobite
Age
Middle Devonian (~385 Million Years)
Location
Jbel Issoumour, South Morocco
Formation
Issoumour Middle Devonian Outcrops
Size
70.7 mm   •    in
Weight
242 g   •    oz
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Description

Nice rolled specimen. Nice eyes facets.

Drotops is a genus of trilobites from the order Phacopida, family Phacopidae that lived during the Eifelian of the Middle Devonian. It was described by Struve in 1990 under type species Drotops megalomanicus. Their fossils are found in present day Morocco, specifically the Maïder Region located South West of Erfoud.

† Drotops, Struve 1990 (trilobite)
Trilobita - Phacopida

Parent taxon: Phacopidae according to P. A. Jell and J. M. Adrain 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acernaspis, Acuticryphops, Adastocephalum, Afrops, Altaesajania, Ananaspis, Babinops, Boeckops, Burtonops, Chotecops, Cordapeltis, Cryphops, Denckmannites, Dianops, Dienstina, Ductina, Echinophacops, Eldredgeops, Eocryphops, Eophacops, Geesops, Kainops, Lochkovella, Nephranops, Nyterops, Omegops, Paciphacops, Pedinopariops, Phacopidella, Phacopinae, Phacops, Plagiolaria, Reedops, Sambremeusaspis, Signatops, Struveaspis, Trimerocephalus, Zaplaops

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Age range: 388.1 to 383.7 Ma

Distribution: found only at Carbonate mud mound - Aferdou el Mrakib (Devonian of Morocco)
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