2.1" Early Cambrian Trilobite (Perrector) - Tazemmourt, Morocco

This is a fantastic 2.1" long, very Early Cambrian trilobite (Perrector falloti) from Tazemmourt, Morocco. I have only been able to acquire a small number of these trilobites over the past year and this is one of the better examples. It has been well prepared to bring it out in high relief against the surround shale.

The genus Perrector is synonymous with Richterops and Resserops. While these other two names are more frequently used when referring to this species Perrector is probably the most technically correct.

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.
FOR SALE
$1,195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Perrector falloti
LOCATION
South Of Tazemmourt, Morocco
FORMATION
Amouslek Formation, Tiout Member
SIZE
2.1" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#227806
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