1.8" Scabriscutellum Trilobite - Tiny Axial Spines

 
 
 
This is a nicely prepared, 1.6" long, Scabriscutellum trilobite from Ofaten, Morocco. Excellent shell detail including thousands of tiny eye facets are present. There is a tiny spine on each axial ring in this species, as well as spines above the eyes. There is some minor shell restoration along the repaired cracks.

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.
DRAFT
DETAILS
SPECIES
Scabriscutellum sp.
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
1.6" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#98589
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