Multiple Trilobite Plate

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Lot 1075W
Multiple Trilobite Plate

Sold for US$ 36,000 inc. premium

Natural History

2 Dec 2007, 11:00 PST

Los Angeles

Multiple Trilobite Plate
Dikelocephalina
Asaphus
Ordovician
Morocco

Trilobites were communal creatures, often coming together in mass assemblages for what scientists speculate were mating rituals. Perhaps foreshadowing the habits of modern-day salmon, which die shortly after the completion of their reproductive process, trilobites have on rare occasion been found together in prodigious numbers. The present specimen is a remarkable example of such a phenomenon, exhibiting dozens of complete, 10-inch Dikelocephalina trilobites, with six complete Asaphid trilobites, all captured in 450 year-old Ordovician shale. More than a "museum quality" specimen, the piece’s importance would aid in establishing the reputation of any museum or private collector. Measuring approximately 60 x 58 x 5in

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