Large, 7.5" Parahomalonotus Trilobite - Foum Zguid, Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is a species not normally seen from the Timrhanrhart Formation, Parahomalonotus calvus. It's quite large at 7.5" long and very inflated. It displays some compression which is the case with nearly all of the trilobites that come out of the layer. There are a few patches of shell restoration, mainly the right side of the tail but it's pretty minimal for what you would expect on a trilobite of this size.

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.


FOR SALE
$795
DETAILS
SPECIES
Parahomalonotus calvus
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
7.5" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#124901
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