.95" Wide, Bumpy, Enrolled Morocops Trilobite

 
This is a very bumpy example of a Morocops (Barrandeops) forteyi trilobite from Issoumour, Morocco. It has been cleaned with air abrasives and is completely free of the surrounding matrix. Excellent eye facet detail in both eyes.

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
Morocops (Barrandeops) forteyi
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
.95" wide, about 1.7" long around curve
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#125155
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