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Hi all!

 

Have a trilobite here that was a gift.  Exact origin unknown but was told it was Moroccan.  Everything I look at points towards this being a reedops but I figured since the community is here let's double check and see if I did it correctly as there appear to be a few similar looking species.IMG_1918.thumb.jpg.5d255daac177fd18fe04b48b55b127b1.jpgIMG_1919.thumb.jpg.5e19e36cea6ee9046f6e91d1e553ec67.jpgIMG_1915.thumb.jpg.6b805229e9139c39b2d7abb92f99adb2.jpgIMG_1916.thumb.jpg.75fe5973fac6c935525d118355fc14d2.jpgIMG_1917.thumb.jpg.1548f62a13f044b520609993ad3fe583.jpg

 

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Would need clearer pictures of the eye facets to do a count.

 

 

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@Fossildude19 Thanks for taking a look.  Seems like its not transferring well to the computer from the phone so I tried my camera and this seems to be the best one I can get without tracking down my macro lens which has been MIA since California a couple years ago.99E27582-7CD1-4FF5-AD98-0EECBD975BB4_1_201_a.thumb.jpeg.b469c1709d4e986d7b1500f688491f23.jpeg

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Austerops does appear to have many of the matching key features elaborated upon in McKellar & Chatterton as suggested by Tim in the first reply.

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McKellar, R.C., Chatterton, B.D.E. 2009

Early and Middle Devonian Phacopidae (Trilobita) of Southern Morocco.

Palaeontographica Canadiana, 28:1-110  PDF LINK

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3 hours ago, piranha said:

Austerops does appear to have many of the matching key features elaborated upon in McKellar & Chatterton as suggested by Tim in the first reply.

@Fossildude19happy0144.gif

 

McKellar, R.C., Chatterton, B.D.E. 2009

Early and Middle Devonian Phacopidae (Trilobita) of Southern Morocco.

Palaeontographica Canadiana, 28:1-110  PDF LINK

Thank you @piranha and @Fossildude19 for your help.  As always, much appreciated.  Learned something new as well.

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