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Kettneraspis Stovepipe Mass Mortality Trilobite Fossil - Morocco

Kettneraspis Stovepipe Mass Mortality Trilobite Fossil - Morocco
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Kettneraspis sp. nov. prescheri (Van Viersen & Heising, 2015)
Devonian - 350 million years old
Formation Ihandar
Mt. Issoumour, Morocco

Trilobite 1 : 1.5 x 1.49 in.
Cephalic Spine : 0.332 in.

Trilobite 2 : 1.4 x 1.51 in.
Cephalic Spine : 0.286 in.

Matrix : 5.3 x 1.82 in.
1 inch = 2.54 cm

Commonly refereed to as the "Stovepipe" trilobite for it's high reaching cephalic (head) spine. This is an incredibly unusual matrix specimen from the quarries at Mt. Issoumour where at least 4 trilobites were swelled up in a tempest and were deposited, then fossilized together - known as a mass mortality scene. A very unique and displayable specimen for any collection.
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Kettneraspis sp. nov. prescheri (Van Viersen & Heising, 2015)

A recently described trilobite, this species of Kettneraspis had been known for at least a decade, but not very many quality specimens had been found and oftentimes these were mislabeled as "Leonaspis". Named in honor of the trilobite collector and researched, Harald Prescher.

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