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

This is a large, 9.8" long, Lower Ordovician trilobite (Dikelokephalina brenchleyi) from Ouled Slimane, Morocco. This is a very nice example of the species with only some minor restoration along a repaired crack running up the left hand side of the thorax. Comes with a display stand.

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 described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Dikelokephalina brenchleyi (Fortey 2010)
LOCATION
Ouled Slimane, Zagora Area, Morocco
SIZE
9.8" long on 14 x 11" shale
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#174861
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