3 Foot Mortality Plate Of Sokhretia Trilobites - Massive Display!
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This is a massive three foot wide mortality plate of over 90 Sokhretia trilobites from Tisserdmine, near Erfoud, Morocco. These appear to be the same species as Sokhretia solitaria described from Czechoslovakia. The trilobites average just over 2 inches in length, with the largest being 3.4", and they are all nicely inflated. This plate is not a composite has only a few repaired cracks and no significant restoration.
It weighs somewhere around 200 lbs. We can add a backing and wall mounting hardware upon request.
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.