Huge Ceratarges with Spines Growing on Spines

Name: Ceratarges spinosus
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is 3.2" long, 2.8" wide!

Specimen SS89

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This is simply a spectacular trilobite. It is an extremely spiny Ceratarges spinosus from the Devonian of Morocco. This remarkable bug has been meticulously prepared in the EXTINCTIONS Prep Lab here in Colorado, as are all of our Moroccan trilobites. This 3-dimensional trilobite is very well preserved and exhibits outstanding detail. The huge bug has a pair of long, arching ''horn'' spines - both of these spines have been prepared in a free-standing manner. The large eyes are borne on the ends of long stalks - these have also been prepared free of matrix. But wait, there's more! All four tailspines have a series of spines growing on the long spines! This is a very uncommon feature in trilobite morphology. This bug displays these ''thorns'' beautifully. And the hypostoma (mouthplate) was even exposed during preparation! And with the trilobite this well articulated, this is one of the best Ceratarges spinosus ever prepared! This is a fabulous example of this extremely spinose trilobite - simply a centerpiece specimen.

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