1.1" Kayserops Trilobite - Mrakib, Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is a 1.1" long Asteropygine trilobite from the Bou Dib Formation near Mrakib, Morocco. It comes out of the horizon
frequently collected for the "devil horned" Cyphaspis and Gerastos, but they are much more uncommon to find. I believe it is probably a Kayserops but as far as I can find it has not been described yet.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
Kayserops?
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
1.1" long on 3.4x3" limestone
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#154807
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