A photo from the FossilEra warehouse today. Doing some additional prep work on a pair of Mosasaur jaw sections that arrived in a shipment from Morocco yesterday. Removing more matrix so they display better and also verifying there is no compositing or restoration.
This is probably one of my favorite species of trilobites, the very alien looking Quadrops flexuosa. This bizarre trilobite has a distinctive four-forked protrusion coming off of the front of it’s head which is where the genus gets it’s name. It is not only a rare trilobite but extremely hard and time consuming to prepare owing to the hardness of the rock and the it’s many free standing spines.
I just opened my order from fossilera and I am so excited about it! I got the most amazing fossil of a Phacops trilobite as well as a cute little Elrathia kingii fossil necklace to match my Elrathia kingii tattoo that I got done a couple weeks ago. fossilera even threw in a split ammonite and a 10% coupon for next time :)
It’s such a cool website, check it out if you want to see some absolutely amazing fossils! Maybe some day I’ll be able to afford a few of the stunning premium fossils on the site.