MEDITERRANICon August 11, 2019
Psychopyge sp. Fossil Trilobite. Devonian. Jbel Issimour, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Restoration details: No restoration. All-natural specimen.
Perfect display with the freestanding typical rostrum of this beautiful undescribed species. This specimen shows a naturally bi-coloured exoskeleton, with four light brown
spots (left genal spine, left eye, left pygidium, and two right pygidial spines). This species doesn't show real spines; instead, we can call the exoskeleton protections as bumps, with a triangular shape and, sometimes, a small thin point. The ocella (eye facets) are perfectly visible individually.
This is a huge elegant specimen of this very rare species that, predictably, will be described briefly. The preparation is astonishing, with all details perfectly mastered. A lot of reasons to be part of any premium collection.
Dimensions - Specimen: 10,5 x 8,5 cm; Matrix: 12,4 x 11,2 cm.
Finding locality: Jbel Issimour, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Taxonomy - Species: Psychopyge sp.; Family: Acastidae; Order: Phacopida; Class: Trilobita.
Geological Period: Devonian, from Paleozoic Era.