1" Cyphaspis Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

This is a detailed, 1" long Cyphaspis trilobite from Ofaten, Morocco. It's head is covered in small pustulose. This is a a particularly nice example with good preparation.

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
Cyphaspis sp.
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
1" long (including spines)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#179628
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