3" New Trilobite Species (Affinities to Quadrops)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a spectacular, new species of spiny trilobite from Morocco which appears to have close affinities to Quadrops flexuosa. The main difference is the rostrum is more shovel like instead of having 3 prongs, and many of the spines are longer. This species just appeared on the market in the past year and this is only the second example I've been able to acquire.

It has a reverse arch to it but would be over 3" long if outstretched. It has a wonderful, multi-toned shell coloration transitioning between black and light tan. The preservation and preparation on this piece is excellent. Clean eye facets in both eyes and dozens of free standing spines.

There is about 3% restoration. A patch of shell in the center of the head, some touchups along repaired cracks, and some work to the rock to fill cracks.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Undescribed (aff. Quadrops)
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
SIZE
3" long
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#69581
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