2.6" Tower-Eyed, Erbenochile Trilobite From Ou Driss - Top Quality!

This is a top quality, 2.6" long, tower-eyed, Erbenochile trilobite from a very unusual location. Nearly all of the Erbenochile come from near Foum Zguid but this one was quarried near Jbel Ou Driss, Morocco. The rock is much harder at this location, and more time consuming to prepare.

It is quite large for the species and would have been about 2.6" if fully prone. Check out the amazing eye detail and free-standing spines. No 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 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
Erbenochile issoumourensis?
LOCATION
Jbel Ou Driss, Morocco
SIZE
2.6" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#201652
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