10.4" Plate Of Foulonia & Asaphellus Trilobites - Fezouata Formation

This is a really impressive plate of Foulonia and Asaphellus trilobites from the Upper Fezouata Formation of Morocco. It contains three Foulonia trilobites and a pair of Asaphellus. All of the trilobites are around 2 1/2" in length and have a rust-red coloration due to the oxidization of iron pyrite which originally preserved the trilobites. The rock around and underneath the trilobites has been removed so they appear to fly above the shale. It is an incredibly time consuming and delicate procedure but the results are phenomenal. The entire piece measures 10.4 x 7.2".

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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.
Foulonia sp. & Asaphellus sp.
Zagora Area, Morocco
Upper Fezouata Formation
Largest 2.5", Shale 10.4 x 7.2"
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