"replica" of a rare Moroccan trilobite. Very good completeness. Incredible how they can reproduce these intricate trilobites with a good likeness to the real ones. Yes, these masterpieces are fakes, but it is a very well done replica of a rare trilobite species. This is a very affordable specimen of a rare Moroccan trilobite species

Dicranurus monstrosus - a horned trilobite (Morocco)
Dicranurus (Order Lichida, Family Odontopleuridae) has one of the most bizarre morphologies of the trilobites coming from the Lower Devonian of Morocco. Most notable are the pair of swirling spines resembling horns that are attached to the occipital ring. The trilobite is both rare and quite difficult to prepare, at least with crude tools. Both are reasons that authentic specimens are expensive and frequently found as manmade specimens. The Moroccan manmade pieces are really quite a work of art and are often mis-represented as genuine trilobites. There are many manmade specimens used in educational and private displays that have too much activity for genuine museum pieces. When the matrix (or resin in the case of manmade) inside the horns has not been removed and when the matrix is a light brown color and the exoskeleton a is brown (rather than normal black being), then suspicion should be heightened that the trilobite is manmade. Dicranurus trilobites, like other trilobites, are most often made by casting in resin or plaster both the trilobite and the underneath matrix layer, with both ultimately placed in a hollowed out, piece of real matrix limestone. This is often referred to as the typical "imitated-matrix-fake". Genuine Dicranurus trilobites are normally prepared with free-standing horns, because the extra effort is warranted by the trilobites rarity. To what purpose could this spiny exoskeleton have been evolved? The answer is simple …Self Defense! Fish had recently evolved jaws, and in the never ending evolutionary race between predator and prey, Dicranurus' answer was a spectacular defensive array of spines.

Odontochile spinifera

This Moroccan Trilobite is also an amazing reproduction done much the same way as listed above. See our listings below! Beautiful workmanship! If these were real they would sell for mid hundreds to thousands of dollars each! We decided to bring you some affordable representations instead of genuine "way too costly" specimens...Enjoy...

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Dicranurus monstrosus #1 Trilobite from Morocco
Dicranurus monstrosus #1 Trilobite from Morocco
Dicranurus monstrosus #1 Trilobite from Morocco Dicranurus monstrosus #1 Trilobite from Morocco
Item # TRIL01111052

Dicranurus monstrosus #1 Trilobite from Morocco

$49.00

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A "replica" of a rare Moroccan trilobite Dicranurus monstrosus
Age: Middle Devonian (395 mya), Hamar L'Aghdad Limestone Location: Djebel Issoumour area , Atlas Mts., Morocco

This piece weighs 0.88 lbs (398g) and measures 4.6 x 4.2 x 1.1" (11.6 x 10.8 x 2.9cm)

Dicranurus monstrosus #2 Trilobite from Morocco
Dicranurus monstrosus #2 Trilobite from Morocco
Dicranurus monstrosus #2 Trilobite from Morocco Dicranurus monstrosus #2 Trilobite from Morocco
Item # TRIL01112052

Dicranurus monstrosus #2 Trilobite from Morocco

$52.00

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Donated to LF
St Marks Episcopal School
Jacksonville, FL

Attention Teachers and Schools! We will donate any or all of these replica Trilobites to any school for free. Please e-mail admin@spiritrockshop.com and give us your contact information

A "replica" of a rare Moroccan trilobite Dicranurus monstrosus
Age: Middle Devonian (395 mya), Hamar L'Aghdad Limestone
Location: Djebel Issoumour area , Atlas Mts., Morocco

This piece weighs 1.16 lbs (526g) and measures 5 x 4.2 x 1.3" (12.7 x 10.6 x 3.3cm)

Odontochile spinifera #1 Trilobite from Morocco
Odontochile spinifera #1 Trilobite from Morocco
Odontochile spinifera #1 Trilobite from Morocco Odontochile spinifera #1 Trilobite from Morocco
Item # TRIL01111051

Odontochile spinifera #1 Trilobite from Morocco

$34.00

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Donated to LF St Marks Episcopal School Jacksonville, FL

Attention Teachers and Schools! We will donate any or all of these replica Trilobites to any school for free. Please e-mail  admin@spiritrockshop.com and give us your contact information

A "replica" of a rare Moroccan trilobite Odontochile spinifera
Age: Middle Devonian (395 mya), Hamar L'Aghdad Limestone Location: Djebel Issoumour area , Atlas Mts., Morocco

This piece weighs 0.67 lbs (303g) and measures 4.3 x 2.8 x 1" (11.1 x 7.2 x 2.6cm)
The "Bug" is 2.4 x 1.4" (6.2 x 3.6cm)

Odontochile spinifera #2 Trilobite from Morocco
Odontochile spinifera #2 Trilobite from Morocco
Odontochile spinifera #2 Trilobite from Morocco Odontochile spinifera #2 Trilobite from Morocco
Item # TRIL01112051

Odontochile spinifera #2 Trilobite from Morocco

$30.00

Sold Out!

Donated to LF St Marks Episcopal School Jacksonville, FL

Attention Teachers and Schools! We will donate any or all of these replica Trilobites to any school for free. Please e-mail admin@spiritrockshop.com and give us your contact information

A "replica" of a rare Moroccan trilobite Odontochile spinifera
Age: Middle Devonian (395 mya), Hamar L'Aghdad Limestone Location: Djebel Issoumour area , Atlas Mts., Morocco

This piece weighs 0.67 lbs (303g) and measures 4.3 x 2.8 x 1" (11.1 x 7.2 x 2.6cm)
The "Bug" is 2.4 x 1.4" (6.2 x 3.6cm)

All Specimens "Made in Morocco"

These were picked
out on our last trip
to Quartzite Arizona!