1.75" Spiny Koneprusia Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

This is an excellent, 1.75" long specimen of a super spiny trilobite (Koneprusia dahmani) collected near Ofaten, Morocco. It is a very time consuming process to free all of these long spines from their limestone tomb requiring a tremendous amount of skill. A trilobite like this would have probably taken in the area of 60 hours of work under high magnification using air abrasives. All of the spines look original and restoration is only about 2-3%.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k currently described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left an excellent fossil record.
FOR SALE
$995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Koneprusia dahmani
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
1.9" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#209644
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