2" Austerops Trilobite With Nice Eyes - Morocco

This is a detailed, 2" Austerops (Phacops) trilobite from the Devonian deposits of Morocco. Nice preparation, and it displays very aesthetically the limestone that it was found in.

There is about 5-7% restoration on some of the pleural tips on the right hand side of the body and a few patches on the left side of the head.

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
Austerops
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#56818
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