2.35" Beautiful Morocops Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

This is a beautiful, 2.35" long Morocops trilobite from Ofaten, Morocco. It has good preparation and eye facet preservation in both eyes. It has a natural, multi-toned shell coloration and is laid out nearly prone. Only about 1% shell restoration along a repaired crack.

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.
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SPECIES
Morocops
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
2.35" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#225376
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