Drotops megamanicus

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"The CLASSIC BIG DEVONIAN TRILOBITE" An EXTRA LARGE, TOP QUALITY Drotops megamanicus trilobite on original matrix. An October Fossil of the Month. It is beautifully prepared and fully exposed. Preparation is excellent with all original colors and no restoration. Incredible detail and completeness. Color is the natural black shell. Compound eyes are exceptionally preserved showing center dimples (see close up photos). Totally flat. Check out the photos. All natural - an incredible display piece. Authenticity guaranteed. Museum Quality. A TOP QUIALITY BIG Moroccan trilobite from Issoumour, Alnif area. A fantastic Drotops megamanicus specimen. One of the best that I have offered!   Note - specimen wights 4.5 lbs. International orders will require supplemental postage. Please inquire.

XM51       Size: 5-5/8"  (3" Wide)

Adding three large Drotops trilobites in October 2022.     Link to Moroccan trilobites.

"The CLASSIC BIG DEVONIAN TRILOBITE" An EXTRA LARGE Moroccan trilobite on original matrix. It is beautifully prepared and fully exposed. Preparation  Incredible detail and completeness. Compound eyes are exceptionally preserved. All natural - an incredible display piece. Museum quality specimen.

Name: Drotops megamanicus      Family: Phacopidae

Age: Middle Devonian (395 mya), Hamar L'Aghdad Limestone

Location: Issoumour, Alnif, Atlas Mts., Morocco

Trilobite authenticity - Yes, there are fake trilobites on the market, but not that many and is usually confined to low end / "bargain" dealers, eBay, etc. If the price of a rare or exquisite spiny trilobite is inexpensive, there is a reason. It could be fake or a heavily restored trilobite with little collector value. Know your dealer, their reputation, and their willingness to certify their products and fully refund your costs. We certify all of our products.

About the preparation -  This group of trilobites were German directed to ensure that there was no restoration or colorization. So, everything is natural. The best Moroccan preparators are very good and have proper tools and techniques. You will see the faint cracks in the matrix that exposed the trilobite. You may see faint cracks in the of the trilobite shell which were also how the trilobite was exposed. You will see natural pathologies or flaws prior to fossilization. And you may see some minor damage that occurred while digging or preparation. Nothing is covered up in this group, but the flaws are so small and minor that is does not take away from overall aesthetics of the trilobite. Many preparators will cover up these flaws with putty and paint. These trilobites are natural and highly attractive without restoration.