1.2" Orange Nankinolithus Trilobite - Mecissi, Morocco

This is a very inflated and colorful specimen of the Trinucleid trilobite Nankinolithus from Morocco. Specimens this nice are rare, as most are compressed and missing much of the detail. It is very inflated and has a natural, bright orange preservation due to the oxidiation of iron pyrite which had replaced the fossil. It is 1.2" wide and 1" long.

This trilobite has really dramatic cephalic pits along it's "head shield". It's unknown the exact purpose of these pits, they could have had sensory purposes or aided in filter feeding.
FOR SALE
$295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Nankinolithus sp.
LOCATION
Mecissi, Morocco
SIZE
1.2" wide on 4.2x3.5" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#62708
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