Bargain, 1.5" Leonaspis prescheri Trilobite - Lghaft, Morocco

 
 
 
This is an large, 1.5" long specimen of the newly described Leonaspis prescheri from the Lhandar Formation of Morocco. This specimen was collected near Lghaft, and has a distinctive, thick, curved occipital spine. There is about 4-5% shell restoration, mostly on the right cheek and along a repaired crack.

The species was just described in the last year, being named after the late Harald Prescher, a renown trilobite preparator, collector and researcher. A link to the paper is below.

A link to the recently published paper is below.

http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=4793&file=1&pid=4780
DETAILS
SPECIES
Leonaspis prescheri
LOCATION
Lghaft, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
1.5" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#73455
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