1.95" Brown Coltraneia Trilobite - Issoumour, Morocco

Now here is something that is a little more unusual, a brown Coltraneia trilobite quarried near Issoumour, Morocco. Nearly all the Coltraneia you see are black and come from Ofaten Mountain.

This specimen is prone and 1.95" long. Beautiful eye facet preservation in its big, tower eyes.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Coltraneia oufatenensis
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
El Otfal Formation
SIZE
1.95" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#190163
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