3.3" Zlichovaspis Trilobite With Small Reedops - Lghaft, Morocco

This is an impressive, 3.3" long Zlichovaspis spinifera trilobite collected near Lghaft, Morocco. The limestone surrounding it has been removed so that it appears to "fly" on a pillar of rock. There is a small Reedops trilobite associated with it. Great detail on both trilobites including visible eye facets.

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
Zlichovaspis spinifera & Reedops
LOCATION
Lghaft, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
3.3" long Zlichovaspis
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#183719
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