Long Nosed Psychopyge Trilobite - Spectacular

 
 
 
 
This is one of the more unusual trilobites in the world, Psychopyge elegans with it's distinctive elongated rostrum. Dozens of hours of preparation work went into this specimen, which has over 50 tiny free standing spines, and beautifully preserved eyes. The long genal spines have been prepared free standing.

There is almost no reconstruction on this specimen. I did a few touchups of some surface scratches and airscribe dings from the original preparation work, but that is it as far as restoration. It's really a beautiful specimen.

Here's a photo the same specimen mid preparation before the free-standing spines and eyes were prepared free of matrix.
Here's a photo the same specimen mid preparation before the free-standing spines and eyes were prepared free of matrix.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Psychopyge elegans
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
4" if outstretched
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#2164
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