1.2" Purple, Spiny Leonaspis Trilobite - Zireg, Morocco

This is a 1.2" long, spiny Leonaspis trilobite from Zireg, Morocco. This purple coloration is unique to the location and due iron based minerals being present during the shell replacement. It is nicely prepared with some free-standing spines and no restoration.

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: over 25,000 species have been described, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to their hard exoskeletons (shells), they left an excellent fossil record.

FOR SALE
$395 $355
DETAILS
SPECIES
Leonaspis
LOCATION
Zireg, Morocco
SIZE
1.2" long (including spines)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#287140
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.