3.2" Morocconites Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

 
 
 
This is a large and nicely prepared specimen of Morocconites malladoides with excellent shell detail and clear eye facets. The specimen is Ofaten, Morocco" in length and very 3D. Excellent eye facet preservation in both eyes with the only restoration being some minor touchups along the repaired crack.

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
Morocconites malladoides
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
3.2" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#72710
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