3.2" Bizarre Dicranurus Trilobite With Reedops & Paralejurus

This is a spectacular display piece featuring a bizarre, spiny Dicranurus trilobite from the Lhandar Formation in Morocco. The Dicranurus is good-sized at 3.2" wide with nice prepartion and free-standing horns. There is a pair of additional trilobite (Paralejurus and Reedops) which have been composited onto the piece.

The Dicranurus has about 5% shell restoration, primarily on the left hand side of the thorax and tail.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Dicranurus monstrosus, Reedops & Paralejurus
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
Dicranurus 3.2" wide, Rock 9 x 6.7"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#227820
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