2.1" Trilobite (Bavarilla) With Preserved Antennae - Morocco

This is a 2.1" long specimen of the phacopid trilobite Bavarilla zemmourensis, one of the few types trilobites in the world whose appendages have been found preserved. This specimen includes a pair of preserved antennae faintly visible. It is from the Lower Ordovician Fezouata Formation of Morocco. The red coloration is due to the oxidization of iron pyrite which originally preserved the trilobite. There are a couple of repaired cracks running through the rock and the fossil.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

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: over 25,000 species have been described, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to their hard exoskeletons (shells), they left an excellent fossil record.
Bavarilla zemmourensis
Zagora Area, Morocco
Fezouata Formation
2.1" long (not including antennae)
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