1.3" Spiny Scabriscutellum Trilobite With Bite - Foum Zguid, Morocco

This is a spiny Scabriscutellum lahceni trilobite from the Timrhanrhart Formation near Foum Zguid, Morocco. It has a row of small axial spines as well as spines above each eye. Beautiful shell preservation. This is a fairly rare species of Scabriscutellum that you don't see on the market very often.

There is a bite mark in the back-right hand side of its tail.

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
Scabriscutellum lahceni
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
1.3" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#171024
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