Bargain, 1.2" Akantharges Trilobite - Tinejdad, Morocco

This is a good-sized, 1.2" long example of a rare lichid (Akantharges mbareki) trilobite from Tinejdad, Morocco. This site has been closed for several years so this species is getting hard to acquire. It's a pretty good example with nice detail. There is about 5% shell restoration in total.

It is laid out prone but the preparation is a bit rough, hence the bargain price. There is about 3-4% shell restoration along a repaired crack through it's tail.

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.

Akantharges mbareki & Austerops
Tinejdad, Morocco
1.2" long
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