In the past several years, many new fascinating invertebrate fossils have been discovered in the rich deposits of southern Morocco, North Africa. Most of those discoveries hail from Ordovician deposits but this fairly recent discovery comes from the Cambrian. This is a maximum size Hamatolenus (Myopsolenus) sp. trilobite exhibiting spectacular, complete preservation.
An absolute RARE gem specimen, most highly recommended for the finest collections. Next to the Paradoxides and Cambropallas sp. trilobites of the North African Cambrian, this Hamatolenus ( Myopsolenus ) trilobite ranks with those other giants as one of the 'much larger than typical' species known in the formation.
ID Hamatolenus ( Myopsolenus )
FOUND Jebel Wawrmast Formation - Anti-Atlas Mountains, South Morocco
AGE CAMBRIAN PERIOD: 542 - 488 million years ago
SIZE 7.5" x 7.5" overall, trilobite 6.5" long if straightened.
CONDITION COMPLETE WITH MINOR REPAIR ONLY AND PIGMENT ADDED TO CONCEAL REPAIRS
NOTE 100% GENUINE EXAMPLE OF NEWLY DISCOVERED TYPE, AT TIME OF POSTING. COOL CURLED IN TAIL FULLY EXPOSED UNDERNEATH!
:: Includes Display Stand
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