R236 Awesome Trident 2.26 Inch Walliserops trifurcatus Middle Devonian Trilobite - Dylan Order

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R236 Awesome Trident 2.26 Inch Walliserops trifurcatus Middle Devonian Trilobite - Dylan Order

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Walliserops trifurcatus, Morzadec (2001) - Trilobite
Middle Devonian, Eifelian stage (~392 million years)
Foum Zguid, South Morocco
Timrhanrhart Formation
55 mm   •    in
240 g   •    oz
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SPECIES Walliserops trifurcatus, Morzadec (2001) - Trilobite
AGE Middle Devonian, Eifelian stage (~394 Million Years)
LOCATION Foum Zguid, South Morocco
FORMATION Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE 55 mm • 2.26 in
REF. R236

Observations: Impressive specimen, prepared in an exceptional way. This trilobite with his forked trident has been prepared partially as free-standing along with its beautiful spines. This type of preparation requires meticulous work of tens of hours. Of course, many of the spines during the preparation process have been fractured and glued again, with some restorations in the fracture zones as well as the fork. A preparation like this without restorations is really difficult.

This species of trilobite is very rare, with an almost extraterrestrial aspect. The trident shaped appendage has been considered in functional morphology as a sensitive functionality to find food between the seabed substrate. The eyes facets of this specimen are well detailed.

†Walliserops trifurcatus, Morzadec 2001

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