Alien Looking Spiny Quadrops Trilobite - 3.2"

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a spectacular specimen of one of my favorite species of trilobites, the very alien looking Quadrops flexuosa. This bizarre trilobite has a distinctive four-forked protrusion coming off of the front of it's head which is where the genus gets it's name. It is not only a rare trilobite but extremely hard and time consuming to prepare owing to the hardness of the rock and the it's many free standing spines.

This specimen is quite large and would be over 3" if fully outstretched. It's nicely prepared with over 40 free-standing spine (yes the spines are real). The eye facets can be seen in both eyes and there is no more than about 2-3% restoration.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quadrops flexuosa
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
3.2" long if outstretched
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#36171
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