On matrix - Drotops armatus - 70×170×130 mm

On matrix - Drotops armatus - 70×170×130 mm
DEVONIAN (358.9–419.2 million years) - Morocco

This is a high-quality trilobite of Drotops armatus, which was mined near Zireg, Morocco. With about 100 freestanding spines, it would have been a very unappetising dinner for its predators.

It is 11 cm long on 5.5 cm wide, well inflated and very well prepared. All the spines are original and the preparation in this example is excellent.
The shell is naturally multi-coloured and changes along the length of the trilobite from slightly grey to more golden.
On the trilobite you can see a black area, which was due to pyrite. Beautiful shell preservation.
This is a fairly rare type of Drotops armatos, which is very hard to find on the market.

The beautiful item is carefully packaged and shipped with tracking number.

Lot details
On matrix
Scientific name
Drotops armatus
Geological Period
DEVONIAN (358.9–419.2 million years)
Good condition
70×170×130 mm
1207 g
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