Rare "Phacops africanus" Trilobite, not a Drotops!

Name: "Phacops africanus"
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is 4.4 inches long

Specimen SSA636

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This is a very rare trilobite. It is an excellent Phacops africanus(?) from the Devonian of Morocco. This specimen was prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab. This type looks similar to the large Moroccan Drotops megalomanicus, but it is MUCH rarer. This type is quite smooth, instead of covered with large pustules like the Drotops. It really looks like a huge version of a Phacops/Eldredgeops from Ohio. The bug is extremely inflated and exhibits very fine detail. The individual facets of the large compound eyes are beautifully intact. The dark color of the trilobite contrasts strikingly with the light-colored matrix. The distinct fossil is wonderfully showcased on the large, sculpted plate of dense limestone - a spectacular display! This is a fabulous example of this highly uncommon Phacopid trilobite - the ''evil twin'' to the Drotops megalomanicus.

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

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