World Class Kolihapeltis Trilobite

Prepared in Freestanding Mode

Kolihapeltis rabatensis

Trilobites Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae

Geological Time: Middle Devonian

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 75 mm long (curve measure), 48 mm across (with spines). Matrix: 70 mm by 80 mm

Fossil Site: Aatchana, Morocco

Code: 13080

Price: Sold

Kolihapeltis rabatensis TrilobiteDescription: A member of the Order Corynexochida, Family Styginidae from the Middle Devonian deposits of Aatchana, Morocco, this is a member of the genus Kolihapeltis. The dramatic occipital spines make this one easily distinguishable from other members of its family. With the advent of a reliable source of electricity in Morocco, the quality of preparation has improved dramatically over the past few years. This one took a great deal of effort to prepare the genal, pleural, and scimitar-shaped occipital spines free of matrix. While I used to refer to trilobites prepared in a mode similar to this as flying, I feel a new term is warranted by the preparation now coming into vogue. This specimen is truly stunning when viewed from any aspect, and is destined to become the cornerstone of any collection, public or private. For those who wish to acquire an example of this stunning taxon but are unwilling to pay the price for perfection, see my other offerings for a Kolihapeltis in which only the occipital spines are prepared free of matrix.

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