2.15" Detailed Austerops Trilobite - Beautiful Eyes

This is a 2.1.5" long Austerops trilobite from the Ofaten, Morocco. It has great shell detail including nice eye facets in both eyes. Just one tiny spot of restoration on the axis, less than 1% . A really beautiful trilobite.

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.
SOLD
DETAILS
SPECIES
Austerops
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
2.15" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#89518
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.