22" Trilobite (Sokhretia?) Mortality Plate - Erfoud, Morocco

This is an impressive, 22 x 18.5" mortality plate of Sokhretia trilobites from Tisserdmine near Erfoud, Morocco. These appear to be the same species as Sokhretia solitaria described from Czechoslovakia. There are approximately 40 complete trilobites on the plate averaging over 2" in length. They are nicely inflated on a solid section of limestone which probably weighs about 50 lbs. This is a natural association, none of them are composited and I don't see any significant restoration.

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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
Sokhretia cf solitaria
LOCATION
Tisserdmine, Erfoud, Morocco
SIZE
Rock 22 x 18.5", Largest trilobite 3.1", 50 lbs
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#189919
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