Spectacular Cornuproetus cornutus Trilobite

Prepared in Freestanding Mode

Cornuproetus cornutus

Trilobite Order Proetida, Superfamily Proetoidea, Family Tropidocoryphidae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Upper Emsian Stage

Size: (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 40 mm long by 35 mm wide (with spines) on a 55 by 70 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Timrhsnrhart Formation, Jebel Issoumour , Alnif, Morocco

Code: 15086

Price: $695.00

Cornuproetus cornutus Moroccan TrilobiteDescription: Fine example of a member of the Order Proetida with many fine details present. The most striking features of this taxon are the swept-back genal spines. The Proetidae were among the last of the trilobites to go extinct in the Permian over 100 million years later. This is a fine example of the type, prepared entirely freestanding with the entire specimen suspended in space. This painstaking process was carried out by one of the most skilled of Moroccan preparators, and took him 5 days to complete. While you can certainly find less expensive examples (see my other offerings), you will be hard put to find better. Looking more like a Devonian Stealth Bomber than a trilobite, this is an elegant example.

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