Flying Hollardops Trilobite - Great Preservation

 
 
This is an exquisitly prepared example of the Middle Devonian trilobite Hollardops mesocristata, often incorrectly referred to as a Metacanthina. It has been nearly completely freed of the rock and is displayed on a pedestal of it's natural matrix. To prepare a trilobite like this would have taken more than a dozen hours. The surface detail is great with a nice thick black shell covered in small pustules, and the eye facets are well preserved.

There is no restoration on this exquisitely prepared specimen.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hollardops merocristata
LOCATION
Mount Issoumour, Alnif , Morocco
FORMATION
Hamar Laghdad Formation
SIZE
2" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#2765
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