Extremely Detailed Walliserops Trident Trilobite

Name: Walliserops trifurcatus
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is 3.2 inches long

Specimen SS988

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This is still one of the most unusual species of trilobites we have ever seen. It is a spectacular Walliserops trifurcatus (Trident) trilobite from Morocco. It is sort of a cross between a Comura (for the overall shape), Quadrops (for the prongs off the head), and Psychopyge (for the long snout). This trilobite has three rows of free-standing spines like these trilobites, but it has something special these bugs don't have - a HUGE Trident-like projection off the front of the head! This specimen was prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Preparation Lab here in Colorado. It represents the best features that trilobites have to offer. It has faceted compound eyes and a beautifully articulated Trident snout. And it even has 50+ free-standing vertical spines and a FREE-STANDING TRIDENT, unlike many of the Moroccan-prepared examples you may have seen floating around. The trilobite is also nicely showcased on the large, sculpted block of matrix - what more could you ask for in a trilobite? We are proud to showcase this fabulous specimen as a keystone example of bizarre trilobite morphology.

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