1.85" Scabriscutellum Trilobite With Axial Spines - Morocco

This is a 1.85" long, Corynexochida (Scabriscutellum aff. furficerum) trilobite from Ofaten, Morocco. Excellent shell detail including thousands of tiny eye facets are present. Only one small spot of shell restoration on the tail. This species has small ocular pines and a row of tiny axial spines. The axial spines have been left partially supported by the rock.

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.
FOR SALE
$395
DETAILS
SPECIES
Scabriscutellum aff. furficerum
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
1.85" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#210735
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