Killer Kolihapeltis with MANY Free-Standing Spines

Name: Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is 2.4 inches long

Specimen SS1059

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This is a very unusual spiny trilobite. It is a beautiful Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi from Morocco. This specimen was meticulously prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado. This type of trilobite is a Scutellid, but differs from most Scutellids by having five spines on the head! There are two spines that emanate from the top of each eye - one LONG spine and one short one. There is also a LONG occipital spine growing out of the center of the head. This specimen has all five spines intact, and they have all been prepared in a free-standing manner, with the three long spines flowing gracefully over the body. The trilobite also has a few long body spines prepared free-standing. This is a very cool Kolihapeltis, one of the most displayable ones we have had.

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

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