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    Acanthopyge aff. haueri extremely rare Fossil Trilobite. Devonian. Jbel Mrakib, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

    Restoration details: No restoration. 100% natural. A perfect astonishing museum specimen.

    This is, for sure, one of the most beloved trilobites from Morocco. With an also, mythical history, this species was first found near Mader, more than one decade ago, it was almost monopolised by a single dealer and soon disappear from the market, as the number of specimens found was very low. Very few collectors were able to buy one, even with the inflationed prices caused by its extreme rarity.

    In this new Mrakib quarry, the species is extremely rare. It is very rare to find complete individuals like this one (and a second one) we were able to secure - of course, for a little fortune at Morocco, replicating the times of the discovery of the species. We don't know if any other individual will ever be found. Extractions realities are quickly changing in Morocco mountains and difficult quarries will be abandoned, in general, in a very near future.

    Long spines and a unique morphology identify this jewel from Moroccan trilobites. This one has been prepared with the pygidial spines freestanding and the final display resulted astonishing. With more than 8 cm, it is one of the biggest specimens ever found. A perfect museum specimen.

    The astonishing images speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

    Dimensions - Specimen: 8,2 x 5,3 cm; Matrix: 12,2 x 12,0 cm.

    Finding locality: Jbel Mrakib, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

    Taxonomy - Species: Acanthopyge aff. haueri; Family: Lichidae; Order: Lichida; Class: Trilobita.

    Geological Period: Devonian, from Paleozoic Era.

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