Stunning Matacanthina Devonian trilobite from Morocco. With the advent of a reliable source of electricity Moroccan preparators have graduated from using a nail to fine micro-abrasive techniques long available to their US counterparts. Exquisitely-prepared trilobites like this one are the end result. Check out my website for other examples and more to come in the near future.
Metacanthina issoumourensis Trilobites Order Phacopida, Superfamily Acastoidea, Family Acastidae, Subfamily Asteropyginae Geological Time: Middle Devonian Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 55 mm long (curve measure) by 30 mm wide on a 90 by 80 mm matrix Fossil Site: Jebel Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco
Trilobite Protolenus densigranulatus, Middle Cambrian, Jbel Wawrmast Formation (Tissafinian Stage), Morocco. Quality trilobites from the Cambrian of Morocco are far less common than their Devonian counterparts. Only in the last few years have these trilobites become generally available. Ones of this quality preservation are quite uncommon.
Eccoptochile mariana Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Cheiruridae Geological Time: Lower Ordovician Size: Trilobites are 50 mm long by 25 mm wide to 60 mm long by 30 mm wide Fossil Site: Taychoute , Morocco