Here is a stunning specimen of Morocconites malladoides from the Devonian of Morocco. This fossil was professionally prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado. This sleek trilobite has an extremely long, free-standing spine extending off the front of the cephalon. This ''Unicorn'' bug is extremely 3-dimensional and well preserved in an outstretched position. The wonderfully articulated trilobite is quite large for the type and exhibits great detail. The black color of the fossil contrasts strikingly with the light-colored matrix - there is even a natural golden spot on the exoskeleton, giving the bug even more character. The trilobite is beautifully showcased on the sculpted plate of dense limestone. This is a top quality example of Morocconites - the Unicorn of Trilobites.
This fossil was collected legally, and is also being sold legally.