Large Enrolled Drotops Trilobite - 5 1/2" Around

 
 
 
This is an large, enrolled specimen of the trilobite Drotops megalomanicus. Many types of trilobites could enroll for defense and were often preserved that way. It's 2.7 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches long, around the curve. It's very solid and has been prepared completely free of the surrounding matrix. The eye facet detail on the large eyes of this specimen is spectacular. There is a strip of shell missing on the right side of it's head below the eye but otherwise the shell condition is much better than most Drotops specimens. There is no repair or restoration.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops megalomanicus
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
2.7" wide, 5 1/2" around
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#10595
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