MEDITERRANICon November 8, 2018
Giant Pradoella tazzarinensis Fossil Trilobite. Bordj quarry, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Restoration details: Residual repairs in tiny exoskeleton holes provoked by extraction. 100% natural specimen.
An amazing perfect specimen of Pradoella tazzarinensis, for sure one of the biggest and best 3D displayed ever presented for sale. The outstanding chocolate-brown natural colour from the exoskeleton contrasts magnifically with the matrix. The specimen itself, it is completely inflated and freestanding, one of the best displayable examples of this species I have seen. The plate as a set, as it presents two trilobites of different species in their natural positions, it's a fantastic piece of what we get directly from the mountain. A not-to-miss example of trilobites as they originally sort of the quarry.
Dimensions: Pradoella tazzarinensis: 15,7 cm x 6,8 cm; Asaphellus sp.: 5,9 cm x 2,8 cm; Matrix: 20,5 x 14,5 cm.
Finding locality: Bordj, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Taxonomy - Species: Pradoella tazzarinensis; Family: Calymenidae; Order: Phacopida; Class: Trilobita.
Geological Period: Ordovician, from Paleozoic Era.