5.2" Spiny Drotops Armatus Trilobite - Issoumour, Morocco

This is a large 5.2" long, spiny Drotops armatus trilobite from the Bou Dib Formation of Morocco. Nearly 100 spines along its thorax would have made it unappetizing prey from the predators of the Devonian. Unlike the vast majority of the specimen of Drotops armatus on the market all of the spines on this specimen are REAL. Total restoration on this specimen is about 2%


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.
FOR SALE
$1,950
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops armatus
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
5.2" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#289447
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