1.5" Ordovician Fossils (Duslia? & Carpoids) - Kaid Errami, Morocco

This is a very interesting, Ordovician aged soft-bodied fossil from the Kataoua Formation of Morocco. I believe it's is likely the enigmatic arthropod, Duslia, but all of the specimens I acquired are much more elongated while all the pictured/described specimens I can find of Duslia are much more circular in shape. This may be just a function of the preservation. The orange coloration is natural and due to the oxidization of iron pyrite.

There are also two small carpoid fossils present on the limestone.

Duslia bears many similarities to trilobites, and has sometimes incorrectly been referred to as a soft-bodied trilobite but its exact classification is still up to debate. Currently is is placed in the superclass Arachnomorpha, order Cheloniellida but this is kind of a catch-all bin. It had a segmented body, was blind, and had fine, hook-like protrusions around the edges of its body.

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$59
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SPECIES
Duslia? & Unidentified Carpoids
LOCATION
Kaid Errami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua Formation
SIZE
Rock 5.2x4.8
CATEGORY
ITEM
#80278
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