Bargain, 1.25" Spiny Leonaspis Trilobite - Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is a bargain, 1.25" long, Leonaspis trilobite from Morocco. The eyes are restored, as is the tail, hence the bargain price.

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
Leonaspis sp.
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
1.25" long including spines
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#134120
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