STUNNING Comura bultyncki Moroccan Trilobite

Comura bultyncki

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Upper Emsian Age

Size: Trilobites is 60 mm long (curve measure) by 35 mm wide (including spines) on a 75 mm by 95 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Tazoulait Formation, Jebel Ofaten, Morocco

Code: 16084

Price: $995.00

Description: Elegant example of an unusual trilobite termed “sail-spined” by some due to the dramatic row of axial spines found in this species. These spines were a good defense against the fish of their day, affording quite a mouthful for any predator with the temerity to attack. 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 many, many spines free of matrix, a task that took some FIFTY hours to complete. The matrix is quite hard, necessitating a steady hand and a good microscope to expose the eye-catching specimen seen here. This specimen is truly stunning when viewed from any aspect, and is destined to become the cornerstone of any collection, public or private. See my other offerings for a pair of these unusual trilobites.

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