5.5" Gigantopygus Trilobite - Issafen, Morocco

 
In the past couple of years, deposits near Issafen, Morocco have begun yielding a new assemblage of Early Cambrian trilobites. This is a large specimen of one of the rarer components of the fauna Gigantopygus papillatus.

It's 5.5" long and nearly 5" wide with only minor restoration (about 2-3%) along the repaired crack through the tail. There are two "types" of Gigantopygus papillatus found in two separate horizons at the site, one being much fatter (this one) and the other narrower. Some have claimed they maybe two separate species but it may simply be due to different preservation and levels of compression in the two horizons.

Comes with a display stand.
FOR SALE
$995
DETAILS
SPECIES
Gigantopygus papillatus (Hupe’ 1953)
LOCATION
Issafen, Morocco
FORMATION
Issafen Formation
SIZE
5.5" long, 5" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#23483
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