3.2" Cambrian Trilobite (Hamatolenus) - Pos/Neg Split

This is a positive/negative split of a bright orange, Middle Cambrian trilobite (Hamatolenus sp). The bright orange coloration is natural and due to the oxidization of iron pyrite. The back of the thorax and tail is still buried under rock. The exposed portion measures 2.6" long but the trilobite would likely be about 3.2". The positive side of the rock could be prepared to further expose the trilobite.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
$225
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hamatolenus sp.
LOCATION
Tarhoucht,Tinjdad, Morocco
FORMATION
Jbel Wawrmast Formation
SIZE
Exposed potion 2.6", Estimated 3.2" long, Rock 6 x 5.2"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#222420
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