1.85" Rare, Spiny Kolihapeltis Trilobite - Atchana, Morocco

This is a 1.85" long example of Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi from the Lhandar Formation near Atchana, Morocco. It's an excellent example of this rare, spiny trilobite. There is a weird deformity to the tail which might be due to a healed injury.

There is only about 2% restoration along repaired cracks.

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 currently described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left an excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
1.85" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#193683
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