Enormous Trilobite Plaque

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Lot 9122W
Enormous Trilobite Plaque

Sold for US$ 36,000 inc. premium

Natural History

30 Apr 2008, 13:00 EDT

New York

Enormous Trilobite Plaque
Xenasaphus devexus
Lower Ordovician
St. Petersburg Region, Russia

This plaque is thought to be the largest Xenasaphus devexus trilobite piece known. Countless superbly well-preserved specimens are seen in association in this magnificent natural assemblage. Large groups of trilobites such as this suggest that there may have been a mating ritual occurring when a natural disaster buried the entire group. The contrasting colors of the specimens and matrix produce aesthetic impact in this exceptional piece. This plaque is a spectacular find which would provide a cornerstone for any serious invertebrate collection. Measures 51x 31in
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