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Lot 1476

Trilobite Mass Mortality Plate. Some natural disaster occurred 480 million years ago to bury these 15 trilobites in their living position. What activity brought so many trilobites together can only be guessed at but some trilobite mating ritual is one possibility. These spectacular 3-D trilobites are from the Ordovician Kaoua formation of Southern Morocco. The mostly complete black trilobites, Omnia superba, are nicely contrasted against the cream colored 10 x 6 inch light brown stone matrix. Ommia superba is a very distinctive looking trilobite with a bulbous "nose" on its head (cephalon) as well as an interesting dimpled pattern on the front edge of the head. Also, it is considered a spiny trilobite as it has two long spines extending back from its head to the rear (pygidium) of its three part body. All 15 of these 100% original trilobites look very life-like as if they are crawling on the rolling ocean bottom.

Add $25 for domestic shipping.
Estimated Value $700 - 1,000.

Realized $504

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