Unusual Bohemoharpes Moroccan Trilobite

Name: Bohemoharpes (?) sp.

Class Trilobita; Trilobites Order Harpetida; Family Harpididae

Geological Time: Devonian

Size: 25 mm long

Fossil Site: Laatchana, Morocco

BohemoharpesThis specimen is a member of the newly-erected (2002) Order Harpetida, with many fine details present. This one is thought to be a member of the genus Bohemoharpes. Whatever the correct taxonomy, this is a rare member of the Harpetidae. Notice the fine pitting of the preglabellar ring. This one was well able to stay at the surface of the seafloor by virtue of the dramatically curving “shield”. It has been prepared to allow for easy viewing of the body which is quite prone, somewhat unusual for the Harpetidae that are normally found with the pygidium tucked under.

Also see: Moroccan Trilobites

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