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Phaetonellus 1.26 in. Spiny Trilobite Fossil - Morocco

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Phaetonellus 1.26 in. Spiny Trilobite Fossil - Morocco
$450.00

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Phaetonellus planicauda
Devonian - 360 million years old
Mt. Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco

Trilobite : 1.26 x 0.95 in.
Matrix : 2.88 x 3.42 in.
1 inch = 2.54 cm

An uncommon Proteid from the Devonian Period of Morocco, this trilobite has spines going down it's lower back and tail!
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Phaetonellus planicauda

Similar to other Proteids from Morocco, the Cornuproteus, what makes this species more unique and uncommon are the body (axial) and tail (pygidium) spines). Often these spines are broken off in recovery of the fossil or preparation. This specimen has professionally prepared to maintain the integrity of the specimen.

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