2" Morocops Trilobite - Foum Zguid, Morocco

This is a detailed, 2" long Morocops (Barrandeops) trilobite fossil from the Devonian deposits of Morocco. It has great detail including the it's distinctively bumpy shell and eye facets. There is a bit of separation between the head and thorax but otherwise the preparation is quite nice and it displays very aesthetically.
There is a small area of shell restoration on the front of the head of the trilobite.

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
Morocops (Barrandeops)
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
2" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#56805
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