.85 Acastoides Trilobite Fossil - Morocco

This is a small Acastoides trilobite fossil from Morocco. It's Lower-Middle Devonian in age or around 380 million years old.

Comes in an acrylic display case.

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
Acastoides
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
.85" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#86457
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