2.3" Paralejurus Trilobite With Reedops - "Flying" Preparation

The preparation on this Paralejurus trilobite is spectacular. All of the small details such as terrace lines on the shell and tiny eye facets are visible with no air abrasive burning or airscribe dings. Most of the limestone has been removed from underneath the trilobite, leaving it flying above the rock in a very aesthetic pose. There is a small, Reedops trilobite associated with it.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Paralejurus & Reedops
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2.3" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#189866
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