5.5" Curved Drotops Armatus Trilobite - Super Spiny

 
 
 
 
 
This is a curved, 5.5" long specimen of the super spiny phacopid trilobite, Drotops armatus. With somewhere around 100 free standing spines it would have been a very unappetizing dinner for it's predators.

It's quite large for the species at 5 1/2" long (if outstretched), nicely preserved and well prepared. All of the spines have been prepared free standing and they all appear to be original. Nice clear eye facets in both eyes. There are a few areas of shell restoration but nothing major, about 3-5%
FOR SALE
$1,295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops armatus
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
About 5.5" long around curve
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#37517
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