Very Spiny Saharops with Hypostoma Exposed

Name: Saharops sp.
Age:  Devonian
Formation:  AM Limestone
Location:  Morocco
Size: Trilobite is almost 4 inches long!

Specimen SS1091

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This is an excellent example of a very rare trilobite. It is an unusual Saharops sp. from the Devonian of Morocco. This type of trilobite has three rows of vertical spines like its cousin, Comura, but the spines are shorter. The HUGE bug is 3-dimensional and wonderfully articulated. The cephalon has been prepared free-standing, exposing the hypostoma (mouthplate). The long, pointed pleural and pygidial spines are beautifully displayed. The black, thick-shelled exoskeleton of the bug contrasts strikingly with the lighter-colored matrix. The trilobite is well displayed on the sculpted block of dense limestone. This is a very collectible specimen of Saharops - one of the more elusive spiny trilobites from Morocco.

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