3.3" Bizarre Dicranurus Trilobite - Flying Preparation

This is bizarre trilobite looks like something you might see in an Aliens movie. It's fittingly named Dicranurus monstrosus. While fakes of this trilobite abound, real examples like this one are fairly rare, and ones of this quality don't come around very often.

This is a gorgeous, good-sized example of the species at 3" wide. The preparation is spectacular leaving it "flying" above the limestone on a stone pedestal. There is less than 1% restoration on this specimen.

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: over 25,000 species have been described, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to their hard exoskeletons (shells), they left an excellent fossil record.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Dicranurus monstrosus
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
3.3" wide, 2.7" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#242104
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