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  • Declivolithus titan


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    Taxonomy

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Trilobita
    Order: Asaphida
    Family: Trinucleidae
    Genus: Declivolithus
    Species: D. titan
    Author Citation Fortey & Edgecombe 2017

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Ordovician
    Epoch: Late

    Stratigraphy

    Unknown

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Purchase/Trade

    Location

    Tinejdad
    Errachidia
    Morocco

    Comments

    Partial specimen purchased at auction. Thank you to @Douvilleiceras for updated taxa and author citation!

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    Douvilleiceras

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    These bugs have now been formally described as Declivolithus titan Fortey & Edgecombe 2017 :)

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    DevonianDigger

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    1 hour ago, Douvilleiceras said:

    These bugs have now been formally described as Declivolithus titan Fortey & Edgecombe 2017 :)

     

    Excellent! Thank you. I was having a hard time finding information on this one!

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    Tidgy's Dad

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    Very nice piece. 

    Hard to get a genuine specimen of these that decent. :)

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    DevonianDigger

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    It was a lucky auction grab. Got it for a complete steal. Would really love to get a complete one, but the cephalic margin is my favorite part, so I'm glad to at least have that!

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