from Morocco with Dramatic Spines
Time: Middle Devonian
A spectacular example of a member of the Order Corynexochida, Family
Scutellidae with dramatic cephalic and ocular spines present, this
one is Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi. While it is indeed a scutellid,
it differs from others in the family by virtue of the cephalic and
occipital spines. This is a superb example of this sought-after
species. Extensive preparation work goes into freestanding the scimitar-shaped
cephalic spines, shown here to good advantage arched over the thorax.
This one is in an attractive reflexed position showing the trilobite
to best effect with a pleasing natural coloration.
trilobite pictures to enlarge