Museum Quality Quadrops Trilobite - 2.8"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 would be about 2.8" in length and the preparation on it is TOP QUALITY. All of the spines are real, the eye facets are clear and there is the shell in not burnt by air abrasives. It took on the order of 50 hours of preparation work under microscope to carefully remove the hard limestone surrounding it using air abrasives and air scribes. No restoration was done to this trilobite.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quadrops flexuosa
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
FORMATION
El Otfal Formation
SIZE
2.8" long if outstretched
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#16331
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