Stunning Acanthopyge Museum Trilobite

Prepared Freestanding

Aff Acanthopyge sp

Trilobites Order Lichida, Family Lichidae, Subfamily Trochurinae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian Stage (~ 395 million years old)

Size: Trilobite is 28 mm long by 33 mm wide (counting spines) on a 50 mm by
40 mm matrix.

Fossil Site: Jorf, Morocco

Code: 18072

Price: $2750.00

Acathopyge Museum TrilobiteDescription: The location known as Jorf in Morocco has been a hotbed of new trilobite species for the past few years. A few years ago the first example of this unusual Lichid was shown to the collecting community. While more examples have come to light since then, few are of the quality of this fine example. This specimen displays the stunning genal, pleural, and pygidial spines nicely arrayed. While some have indicated it might be a Jorf Trilobite Siterelative of Belenopyge to my eyes it seems to have its closest affinities with the larger, more robust genus Acanthopyge. For the sake of expediency I will refer to it as Aff Acanthopyge. This one is the first I have seen fully prepared in freestanding mode on a pedestal of matrix, giving a sense that it is in flight. It took one of the premier Moroccan preparators known for such work a full TWO WEEKS to prepare the many delicate spines in this manner, and effort I am sure you will agree was well worth the time.

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Moroccan Trilobite for Sale

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