Bargain, 1.15" Gerastos Trilobite Fossil - Morocco

This is a bargain specimen of the proetid trilobite Gerastos granulosus from Issoumour, Morocco. It's very 3d and has quite a bit of detail. A great "starter" trilobite for a collection.

This specimen is quite large for the species but it's missing it's right cheek.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Gerastos granulosus
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
SIZE
1.15" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#57603
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