Bargain, 2.05" Barrandeops Trilobite - Visible Eye Facets

 
 
 
This is a bargain, 2.05" Barrandeops trilobite from the Devonian of Morocco. It has nice shell detail including eye facets and has been prepared with air scribes and air abrasives so that it looks like it is ready to crawl off the rock.

There is quite a bit of shell weathering on this specimen and some restoration on the right eye, hence the bargain price. Great eye facets in the left eye though.

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
Barrandeops sp.
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2.05" long (if outstretched)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#92201
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