1.6" Wide Enrolled Isotelus Trilobite - Removeable From Rock

 
 
This is a nice, enrolled Isotelus maximus from the famous trilobite beds at Mt. Orab Ohio. It it was outstretched it would be around 2" long. It comes with the rock that it was found in, and can be displayed sitting in place or removed from the rock.

Isotelus maximus is the official state fossil of Ohio.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Isotelus maximus
LOCATION
Mt. Orab, Ohio
FORMATION
Arnheim Formation
SIZE
1.6" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#70921
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