2.55" Flying Hollardops Trilobite With Cyphaspis - Orange Eyes!

This is a stunning trilobite specimen from Ofaten, Morocco. There is a 2.55" long Hollardops naturally associated with a spiny, 1.3" long Cyphaspis. They both have a multi-toned shell coloration, a feature often seen at this locality. The eyes of the Hollardops are also a bright orange coloration.

Both trilobites have been prepared so that they appear to fly above the limestone. A very impressive piece with only about 1-2% restoration.

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.
Hollardops mesocristata & Cyphaspis
Ofaten, Morocco
2.55" & 1.3" long
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