3.45" Inflated Wenndorfia Trilobite - Bou Lachrhal, Morocco

This is a rarely-offered Wenndorfia plana trilobite from Bou Lachrhal, Morocco. This specimen is 3.45" long and extremely inflated. The shell nearly always flakes badly on this species during collection, but restoration on this example is pretty minimal. There is about 7% shell restoration, along the back-right edge of it's tail and on the top of the thorax.

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.
Wendorfia (Parahomalonotus) planas
Bou Lachrhal, Morocco
3.45" long
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