3" Inflated Wendorfia Trilobite - Jebel Boulachral, Morocco

This is a rarely offered trilobite from Morocco of the species Wendorfia (Parahomalonotus) planas. This specimen is quite large for the species at 3" long and is inflated. It looks like it is ready to crawl right off of the rock. It's small eyes protruding above it's head can easily be seen.

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
Jebel Boulachral, Morocco
3" long
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