Outstanding Hollardops Trilobite - 2 1/4 Inches

 
 
 
 
This is an exquisitely prepared example of the Middle Devonian trilobite Hollardops mesocristata, often incorrectly referred to as a Metacanthina. It's just slightly arched and the genal spines have been prepared free standing. You don't get a much more aesthetically pleasing trilobite than this.

The only restoration work on this trilobite is some minor touchup of surface scratches from the initial preparation work and a tiny bit of shell on the left genal spine. I did this restoration work myself.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hollardops merocristata
LOCATION
Mount Issoumour, Alnif , Morocco
FORMATION
Hamar Laghdad Formation
SIZE
2.25" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#2354
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