2.7" Detailed Reedops Trilobite - Aatchana, Morocco

This is a 2.7" long (if outstretched), Reedops trilobite collected near Atchana, Morocco. It has a lot of surface detail including, visible, preserved eye facets. There is about 3-4% shell restoration in total on this specimen.

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.
FOR SALE
$95
DETAILS
SPECIES
Reedops
LOCATION
Aatchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
2.7" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#225355
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