2.6" Detailed Hollardops Trilobite - Ofaten, Morocco

This is a detailed, 2.6" long Hollardops trilobite fossil quarried near Ofaten, Morocco. Nearly all of the rock has been removed around it, leaving it flying above the limestone base. Very nice detail, including eye facets. There is an area of shell restoration on its glabella but it's a very aesthetic display.

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
Hollardops
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
SIZE
2.6" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#226074
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