Beautiful Drotops armatus with Extremely Long Spines

Name: Drotops armatus
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is 5 inches long

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This is an extremely spiny trilobite. It is a complete Drotops armatus from Morocco. This stunning specimen was prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado, as are all of our Moroccan trilobites. This fossil was purchased by a major fossil collector in 2001, and has been in his collection ever since. He is now selling it - for less than he paid for it in 2001! This impressive trilobite has many, many LONG free-standing spines protruding from the head, body, and tail. The bug is extremely inflated and 3-D and beautifully showcased on the sculpted matrix block. The colorful, thick shell exoskeleton of the trilobite is wonderfully detailed and very well preserved. The large, compound faceted eyes are amazingly intact and practically flawless - this is a very rare occurrence. This is a beautiful, top quality example of this large Moroccan ''Spiny Phacops''.

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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