Pustulated Hoplolichas with Free-Standing Pleurons

Name: Hoplolichas plautini
Age:  Middle Ordovician
Formation:  Asery Level
Location:  Near St. Petersburg, Russia
Size: Trilobite is 2 inches long

Specimen SS63

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This is an extremely displayable Russian trilobite. It is a spectacular Hoplolichas plautini from St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a REAL version of the "Pincushion" Hoplolichas  that has been on the market for years. It has been proven that all of those "Pincushion" Hoplolichas  are not real, and that the long, "Pincushion" spines are ALL FAKE! That type of trilobite did not exist in nature! This is the way the trilobite is supposed to look - with large pustules, but not long spines! This specimen is fully complete, wonderfully articulated, and perfectly outstretched. The Hoplolichas has been prepared with the long occipital horn and many body spines free-standing. The entire thick shell exoskeleton is covered with large pustules and tiny spines. And the huge hypostoma (mouthplate) is even fully exposed! The trilobite is beautifully showcased on the pinnacle of the sculpted limestone block. This specimen is simply as good as it gets. It is easily one of the most beautiful examples of this type we have seen, and it is REAL!

This fossil was collected and obtained legally, and is also being sold legally. A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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