2.7" Morocconites Trilobite With Hollardops - Ofaten, Morocco

This is a fantastic, natural association of a 2.7" long Morocconites malladoides trilobite along with a 2.5" Hollardops from the Tazoulait Formation of Morocco. Both trilobites are outstretched and nicely prepared. Visible eye facets in both specimens with just some minor restoration along repaired cracks.

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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Morocconites malladoides & Hollardops
LOCATION
Ofaten, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
Morocconites 2.7", Hollardops 2.5", Rock 6.6x3.9"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#186699
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