Fabulous Cheirurus with Free-Standing Head and Tail

Name: Cheirurus (Crotalocephalina) gibbus
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is 3.4 inches long!

Specimen SS87

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This is a spectacular trilobite that we just finished preparing for the Denver Show, but we decided to post it here instead. This is a stunning specimen of Cheirurus (Crotalocephalina) gibbus from the Devonian of Morocco. This awesome trilobite was microscopically prepared in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado. This large, outstretched trilobite is EXTREMELY 3-dimensional and wonderfully articulated. The detail of the trilobite is just amazing. The very small eyes are easily seen, the triangular pleurons terminate in sharp points, and the upswept pygidial spines are intact and have also been prepared in a free-standing position. The hypostoma, or mouthplate, of the trilobite is present and well displayed. The bug has breathtaking natural color and contrast and is beautifully showcased on the block of sculpted limestone. The trilobite is much more impressive in person than what the pictures show. This is an extremely displayable specimen of Cheirurus (Crotalocephalina) gibbus - one of the best examples of this type ever prepared, period.

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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