.85" Wide, Enrolled, Morocops Spinifer Trilobite - Very Pustulose

This is a very pustulous, enrolled, .85" wide Morocops spinifer trilobite from the of Khebchia Formation. This species is completely covered in small tubercles. This specimen has a lot of weathering to the left side.

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
Morocops spinifer
LOCATION
Assa Area, Morocco
FORMATION
Khebchia Formation
SIZE
.85" wide, about 1.5" long around curve
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#224254
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