A museum quality trilobite fossil
Superb shot of the eyes complete with spiny eyebrows
Rare double Drotops
Drotops armatus trilobites
These are an incredible pair of Drotops armatus spiny trilobites, discovered in Erfoud, Morocco.
They date from the Cambrian/Devonian Periods, 560 to 360 million years old.
The trilobites are quite large, and have a profusion of spines all over their bodies, including their eyebrows.
The preservation is second to none.
They have been prepared over many painstaking hours, using the latest micro-abrasion techniques to develop the spines from the matrix.
The eyes display the multifaceted lenses typical of the creature.
This fossil is extremely rare, and is of unsurpassed quality.
Trilobites ("three-lobes") are extinct arthropods that form the class Trilobita. They appeared in the Middle Cambrian epoch and flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the Late Devonian extinction, all trilobite orders, with the sole exception of Proetida, died out.
The last of the trilobites disappeared in the mass extinction at the end of the Permian about 250 million years ago
This fossil is of a quality suitable for museum display, or a marvelous addition to a private collection.
Size: Trilobites 6 inches in length.