4.6" Drotops Trilobite On Pedestal of Limestone

 
 
 
 
This is a 4.6" long specimen of the large phacopid trilobite Drotops megalomanicus. Much of the hard limestone has surrounding it has been removed, leaving it very displayably presented on a pedastal of rock. There is about 3-4" shell restoration, along repaired racks.

One of the most striking features of this trilobites is the large schizochroal (multi-faceted) eyes which would have given it a nearly 360 degree field of vision. It also has a very bumpy exoskeleton, in particularly on it's head.


A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco showing the hard limestone layers being worked.



A photo of the Drotops quarry at Issoumour, Morocco. The quarry following the horizon where this trilobites are found extends several kilometers around the mountain.



How a Drotops might be found in the field, with part of the tail exposed in the broken rock. It would then be prepared using airscribes and air abrasives a process that would likely take 20+ hours for a good specimen..


FOR SALE
$395
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops megalomanicus
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
SIZE
4.6" long (if outstretched)
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#45607
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