3.3" Flying Crotalocephalina Trilobite - Laatchana, Morocco

 
 
 
This is one of those trilobite specimens that makes you say, "wow they really do look like little aliens". It's a fantastically prepared Crotalocephalina gibbus from Laatchana, Morocco, Morocco. What makes this particular specimen so special is it was prepared in a "flying" pose by removing most of the rock from underneath so that it is perched on a pedestal. Even much of the matrix was removed from underneath all of the pleural spines. This would have taken DOZENS of hours of preparation work by a very skilled preparitor under microscope.

The specimen is 3.3" long and has been prepared so that it flies above the limestone base. There is about 1-2% restoration on the tops of two axial rings, and a patch on the right side of the head.
FOR SALE
$295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Crotalocephalina (Crotalocephalus) gibbus
LOCATION
Laatchana, Morocco
SIZE
3.3" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#56549
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