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Paradoxides Acadoparadoxides 660mm

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One of a kind Paradoxides acadoparadoxides trilobite measuring 2.2ft from Sidi Abdallah ben el Hadji, Morocco which dates back to the Palaeozoic era, of the Cambrian period approximately five hundred and forty million years to five hundred million years ago. The largest specimen Paradoxides acadoparadoxides we have discovered and offered to date.

The extraordinary sized trilobite plate from the Cambrian era, in a miraculous state of preservation. Mother nature has played the greatest part in this unique conservation of the large alien-looking bug. As many connoisseur collectors aptly coin this term. When referring to the body of segmented thoracic segments and the globular cephalon (head), the pygidium (tail), spines do make for remarkable imagery particularly now that the prehistoric marine invertebrate seems to have frozen on the limestone, which was once the seabed and appears like some static insect about to jump off the plate and become animated back into like.

The trilobite surmounted on the bronze mount, part of our classic range of specimens, elevated and set into bronze clasps, the specimen can be easily taken out for study. The specimen is unique. Every fossil is unique of course, however here the quality of preservation is of an apex collection piece. The preservation is of the highest grade; the trilobite plate is cleaved from a split nodule, this is entirely a regular happenstance. The exoskeleton carapace is in remarkable preservation all the essential features are here intact, the plate has not suffered the usual damage on the excavation. The constituent parts of the carapace are well defined here, the librigenes (cheeks) intact, long genal spines (situated from each side of the cephalon [head]) still in place and the thoracic segments (main body armoured segments) complete with spine terminations. The excellent pygidium (tail section) also present. Further, the deep furrowed central or thoracic lobe exhibits exceedingly well as light casts shadows over the whole exoskeleton. A magnificent and natural specimen in such condition elevates this trilobite to the top echelons in trilobite collecting from this location and period.

The process of fossilisation is best achieved in an anoxic environment when sufficiently buried without oxygen bacteria cannot quickly establish on the once-living organisms and so this enables the successful and very rare event of fossilisation. The beautiful palette of colours caused by mineral absorption into the invertebrates carapaces (exoskeleton) and surrounding matrix (fossil bedrock), this created natural earth colours which are mainly due to iron oxides being present in the sediments. The sublime and natural placement of the extinct ocean-dwelling arthropods is aesthetically pleasing with thoracic furrows and appendages creating dramatic shadowy forgotten worlds.

Genus: Paradoxides acadoparadoxides briareus (Geyer, 1993)
Age: Palaeozoic era, Mid Cambrian, 540,000,000 - 500,000,000 years ago.
Origin: Jbel Wawrmast Formation, of Zagora region, the Draa Valley, near Alnifi, Sidi Abdullah ben el Hadj village, Morocco, North Africa.

Overall measurements.
Height: 66.0 cm
Width: 40.0 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm

Plate measurements.
Height: 52.0 cm
Width: 40.0 cm
Plate Thickness: 2.0 cm

Paradoxides measurements.
Length: 41.0 cm
Width: 31.0 cm

Overall weight: 13.100 Kg
Paradoxides weight: 11.200 Kg

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