EXTRAORDINARY FOSSIL TRILOBITE SAHAROPS BENSAIDI 400 million years old
A wonderfully presented spiny Saharops trilobite. This remarkably well-preserved and exceedingly well prepared (out of the rock) fossil arthropod displays an excellent preparation and conservation by our professional pcolleagues. The unveiling from limestone rock layers enables a glimpse back in time to the Devonian oceans when Invertebrate arthropods once proliferated the sea bottoms, this was around 350-400 million years ago. Some trilobites were free swimmers (most lived solely on the sea floor), with appendages and spines which developed for defence, sensory or sexual dimorphism. The bottom of murky seas could have been a very poorly lit, in the dim environment, further disturbed by the multitude of foraging marine life, which probably made spines a necessary aid for trilobites to find each other or prey/food. This very spinose Trilobite is a type which is very recognisable for its spinosity of the trilobite carapace. A remarkable trilobite with a remarkable amount of defensive or sensory spines all extremely well exposed and in this specimen articulated in a very dramatic display. The preservation is excellent, the preparatory work a delight to behold. This is definitely one of our firm favourites and a recommended fossil trilobite specimen. Our team of Moroccan fossil technicians have excavated the raw rock and have with specialist technical process's using pneumatic power tools ground the limestone away from the specimen trilobite revealing the fine and extremely delicate spines. Do note, the fairly exact pin point location below, first hand from the excavator of this fossil trilobite rock and passed on to you.
A Truly Superb specimen Saharops Bensaidi Trilobite on its original fossil matrix (Fossil bedrock), as discovered. The carapace is in excellent preservation, all the attributes of this genus of trilobite fully evident in the inflated and prone three-dimensional manner. A quality Moroccan collector fossil arthropod from the Devonian period. A corner stone fossil trilobite for a Moroccan collection. Age: Emsian stage, Middle Devonian, 408,000,000 to 393,000,000 years.
Origin: Djebel Boulashghal (Berber name). Of Sidi Ali, Ma'ader basin, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa.
Approx measurements of Saharops trilobite. Height: 1.5 cm Length: 8.0 cm Width: 4.5 cm. Height: 5.0 cm Depth: 9.0 cm Width: 12.5 cm. All other isles off the mainland may also be subject to surcharges. This only applies if posting abroad or outside of the mainland UK and depending on your location.
The item "EXTRAORDINARY FOSSIL TRILOBITE SAHAROPS BENSAIDI 400 million years old" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Trilobites".
The seller is "richardthefossil" and is located in Heswall. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Shape: Natural
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Morocco
- Type: Fossils
- Sub-Type: Trilobites
- Finish: Unpolished