4.8" Bumpy Drotops Trilobite - Excellent Preperation

This is nicely prepared 4.8" long (around curve) specimen of the large phacopid trilobite Drotops megalomanicus. 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.
The hard limestone has been removed, leaving it perched on a pedestal of rock. This is an extremely nice example of the species with NO RESTORATION.

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..

Drotops megalomanicus
Issoumour, Morocco
4.8" long
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