17" Plate Of Large Parahomalonotus Trilobites - Foum Zguid, Morocco

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a 17 x 12" piece of limestone containing the remains of several large trilobites (Parahomalonotus calvus). They come from the Timrhanrhart Formation SE of Foum Zguid, Morocco. The largest trilobite on the plate is 6.3" in length. Comes with a display stand.

Please note, the body of one of the two large specimens from the 4 segment on is a composite from another partial 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 described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.


FOR SALE
$895
DETAILS
SPECIES
Parahomalonotus calvus
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
Rock 17 x 12.3", Largest trilobite 6.3"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#171025
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