Pristine Cambropallas telesto Moroccan Trilobite
Order Redlichiida, Suborder Olenellina, Family Holmiidae
Time: Middle Cambrian, bel Wawrmast Formation
trilobite is 7” in length on a 9 ½ x 7 ½” plate.
The negative is the same size
Presented is a close to perfectly preserved positive/negative
trilobite from the suborder, Olenellina. The specimen is fully
inflated, with the typical rust orange color, and excellent presence.
It shows almost no crushing or distortion. The positive and negative
plates fit together tightly. Easily discerned are the matching
orange trilobite fragments and irregularities of the matrix from
both sides. Also of note, the lower axial nubs have left their
imprint in the negative. The dealer selling it, Hami, is an independent,
well-educated Berber dealer with direct connections to the tribal
collectors. He only buys the best of the fossils available, and
does much of his own preparation work when necessary. His material
is highly coveted by both commercial dealers and trilobite collectors
alike. Normally most of his inventory is sold before the actual
Tucson Mineral and Fossil Show begins. We guarantee this trilobite
to be genuine, with little or no reconstruction.
fossil pictures to enlarge