1.95" Spiny Kolihapeltis Trilobite - Rare Species

This is a beautiful, example of a rare, spiny trilobite from Morocco, Kolihapeltis chlupaci hollardi. It's 1.95" long and laid out perfectly prone with it's long, sweeping spines prepared free of the surrounding limestone. The right spine was reattached and maybe a composite from another specimen.

A very impressive specimen.

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
1.95" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#92930
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