2.7" Zlichovaspis Trilobite - Atchana, Morocco

 
 
 
This is a detailed, 2.7" long (if outstretched) specimen of Zlichovaspis rugosa from Atchana, Morocco. It has good shell detail and is very nicely prepared with clear eye facets in both eyes. The genal spines have been prepared free-standing and there is less than 1% shell 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 described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Zlichovaspis rugosa
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
SIZE
2.7" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#72708
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