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1.2" Akantharges Mbareki Trilobite - Tinejdad, Morocco
This is a good sized specimen of a rare Akantharges mbareki trilobite from Tinejdad, Morocco. It's 1.2" long and nicely prepared with good shell detail. The hypostome (mouthplate) has been exposed on the underside of its head. A really nice specimen.
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.