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Abstraktum

Hello everybody :) 

 

I would love to hear your thoughts on those two Trilobites from KemKem/Morocco (I can't provide a more specific area).

Any red flags visible?

 

I can give more pictures with different angles and details. Just tell me what you need. ;) 

 

And again: Thank you for the help ^_^

 

First Trilobite in Matrix. Length 6,3 cm (2.48 in)

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Second Trilobite rolling around without Matrix :) Length 3,5 cm (1.38 in)

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Aurelius

There aren't any trilobites in Kem Kem, wrong time period. 


These both look fully genuine and very nice. I like the rolled one, because it doesn't seem to have been covered in any black polish to hide prep marks. I can't tell with the one on the matrix, but I can see that it looks to have been prepped to a high standard anyway.

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Abstraktum
10 minutes ago, Aurelius said:

There aren't any trilobites in Kem Kem, wrong time period. 

 

Well year, a few hundret million years apart. Just forget about the KemKem part. That's what happens when you always write KemKem/Morocco :D But Morocco is still correct :) 

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LordTrilobite

As the others have stated, Morocco is correct, but Kem Kem has not trilobites because they were already extinct for millions of years when those areas were deposited.

 

 

These are real trilobites though.

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Abstraktum

Thanks everybody :)

Yes, that what happens when you're normally deal with KemKem material you start to get used to it and can caught off guard when posting about fossils from Morocco :) 

Better double read before posting :) 

 

Is it also possible to give an ID for those to? They where described as Phacops speculator. As far as I understood this is no longer valid and is now described as Austerops speculaor. Or is it not possible to determine it down to the species?

Hard to tell for me... There are just way to many Trilobits species, when you just get started with this topic :) 

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ynot
On 4/6/2019 at 10:45 AM, Abstraktum said:

Is it also possible to give an ID for those to?

@piranha

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Abstraktum

Highly appreciated, thank you very much :)

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Fitch1979

Origin in Morocco: some miles south of Alnif ;)

 

Both are 100% real and quite well prepped .. good choice!

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Abstraktum

Thanks! :)

 

I bought it directly from a moroccan Seller at a fossil show in Germany.

He got lot of Trilobites with this kind of quality. Not that cheap, but if they are as real as this one, it's a justified price :)

 

Here are two more pictures of better quality and better light:

 

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