7.7" Ordovician Trilobite (Dikelokephalina) - Ouled Slimane, Morocco

This is an exceptionally nice, 7.7" long, Lower Ordovician trilobite (Dikelokephalina brenchleyi) from Ouled Slimane, Morocco. The preservation and preparation is outstanding, and there is less than 1% restoration along a repaired crack. The negative impression of the trilobite is included with purchase.

A description of this trilobite can be found at the link below:

Trilobites of the genus Dikelokephalina from Ordovician Gondwana and Avalonia

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Dikelokephalina brenchleyi (Fortey 2010)
LOCATION
Ouled Slimane, Zagora Area, Morocco
FORMATION
Fezouata Shale
SIZE
7.7" long on 10.3 x 8.8" shale
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#233897
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