Crotalus Cephallus – Large
• Geological Age: Devonian Period, around 395-345 million years ago.
• Location: Hamar Laghdad Formation, Djebel Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco.
• Family: Trilobite
• Species: Crotalus cephallus
Crotalus cephallus fossil trilobite specimen which lived during the Devonian period, making it over 300 million years old, the sample was found in the Hamar Laghdad limestone Formation in Alnif, Morocco. Measuring over 90 mm in length, professionally prepped, the individual segments of the thorax, tail spines and glabella and eyes are all clearly visible on this fantastic specimen.
Crotalus cephallus are an extinct species of trilobite, this particular specimen is highly detailed, with morphological features such as the eyes, glabella, genial spines and tail spines being easily visible, even the furrors along the individual segments of the thorax are visible. This is a fairly large sized specimen, the trilobite its self measures 95 mm in length and is 35 mm wide, it sits on a limestone matrix which measures 11 x 9 cm. It was found in the Hamar Laghdad limestone Formation located in Djebel Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco, a location known for its well preserved fossils. A large, excellent piece, detailing many features of the animal, it will certainly make an excellent addition to serious collectors of fossils and will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.