Formation: AM Limestone
Size: Trilobite is 5.25 inches long
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This is a very rare trilobite. It is an excellent Phacops africanus from the Devonian of Morocco. This specimen was prepared under a microscope in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab. This type looks similar to the large Moroccan Drotops megalomanicus, but it is much rarer. This type is quite smooth, instead of covered with large pustules like the Drotops. It also has deep grooves in the pygidium. The bug is extremely inflated and exhibits fine detail. The individual facets of the large compound eyes are almost perfectly intact, and a natural indentation in the glabella are easily seen. The dark color of the trilobite contrasts beautifully with the light-colored matrix. The fossil is wonderfully presented on the small plate of sculpted limestone - it is almost fully free of matrix (large concretion). This is a fabulous example of this highly uncommon Phacopid trilobite - the ''evil twin'' to the Drotops megalomanicus.
This fossil was collected legally, and is also being sold legally.