2.8" Phacopid Trilobite (Pedinopariops) - Rock Removed Under Shell

This is a 2.8" long, phacopid (Pedinopariops vagabundus) trilobite from Mrakib, Morocco. It has excellent eye facet detail in both eyes.

The preparation on this specimen is incredible with most of the rock removed from underneath the shell. This allows light to shine through and the shell to become translucent when back lit.

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
$445
DETAILS
SPECIES
Pedinopariops vagabundus
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
2.8" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#230351
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