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  • MEDITERRANIC

    on August 18, 2019

    Ceratarges koumali freestanding spines Fossil 3D Trilobite. Unique display! Devonian. Zireg, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

    Restoration details: Residual - Some missing exoskeleton small cracks (due to extraction) were restored. This is absolutely normal. Half of the left pygidial spine and the tip of the right genal spine were missing as a result of extraction quarrying work and we decided to reconstruct them for aesthetic reason.

    With its alien-looking and in addition to the freestanding display here presented, this is a rarely offered trilobite, especially due to identification difficulties. The species has been recently described (Van Viersen, A. & Prescher, H., 2011). This specimen, in particular, it is very well detailed and exhibits all the characteristic details of the species.

    Zireg quarry was closed for military reasons, as it stays at the border. So, fossils from there will be scarce in the next years.

    The genus, sensus lato, (Ceratarges sp.) if very often badly prepared or partially faked. This one is first class prepared with the most advanced laboratory techniques (release of the matrix using air scribes and micro sandblasters).

    Our second-to-none freestanding displayed trilobites are a product from careful and laborious very skilled work of dozens (sometimes hundreds) of laboratory hours, just accessible to very few people in all the world.

    Dimensions: Specimen: 3,9 x 3,0 cm; Matrix: 8,1 x 7,7 cm.

    Weight: 160 g.

    Finding locatity: Jbel Zireg, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

    Taxonomy - Species: Ceratarges koumali; Family: Lichidae. Order: Lichida. Class: Trilobita.

    Geological Period: Devonian, from Paleozoic Era.

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