|Realisation Price||460.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / July Manuscript Sale (#105) - 30/06/2018 / Natural History / Lot 714
Pair of Shovel Nose Spiny Trilobite One of the most spectacular spiny trilobites is the 375 million year old Psychopyge from Alnif, Morocco. Not only did it have short and long spines covering all of its body, but it also had a long shovel-like appendage in front of its head that was probably used to dig in the ocean bottom to find prey and possibly to hide from predators. This 7 x 4 inch light grey matrix contains two complete black Psychopyge trilobites. The larger specimen is 2.3 inches long and the small one 1.8 inches long. The larger specimen even has some of the lenses of its compound eye visible. While both trilobites are virtually complete there has been some restoration done to some of the delicate spines which is normal for this fossil trilobite.