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FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE
Fulonia Spiny Trilobite

FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE
Close up of Pygidial spines

FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE
Features a bulbous Glabella

FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE
Incredible spine detail

FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE
View of genal spines

FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE
Appears to be in a swimming position

FOULONIA SPINY TRILOBITE

Product description

A wonderful example of this exceptional trilobite, Foulonia sp, discovered in the Draa Valley, Morocco.

This large trilobite  dates from the Middle Ordovician, 400 million years old.




It has taken many painstaking hours to prepare this specimen. Typically, as seen here, they have a large inflated glabella (head), which is a feature of many of the cheiruids.




The spines have been cleaned of matrix, and it appears to be in a swimming position, raised above the matrix.




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.





The quality of this large trilobite is superb, and it will make a remarkable addition to a private collection.

 

Size:  7.5cms long on matrix 13cms x 10cms


Code:

COLL018

Weight:

1.4kg

Price:

£445.00


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