1.85" Wide Enrolled Pedinopariops Trilobite

 
This is a 1.85" wide, enrolled specimen of Pedinopariops (Hypsipariops) vagabundus from Mrakib, Morocco. It has been prepared completely free of the surrounding limestone. There is some shell weathering and quite a few scratches on the shell from preparation, hence the bargain price. A few small spots of shell restoration, <5% in total. Great eye facet preservation.

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
Pedinopariops (Hypsipariops) vagabundus
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
1.85" wide, about 2.7" long if outstretched
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#86548
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