1.4" Spiny Leonaspis Trilobite From Morocco

 
 
 
This is a bargain, 1.4" long Leonaspis from the Lhandar Formation of Morocco. A small amount of shell restoration on the right cheek.

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
$145
DETAILS
SPECIES
Leonaspis sp.
LOCATION
Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
1.4" long (including spines)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#75475
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