Bargain, 2.4" Ordovicina Actinopeltis Trilobite - Draa Valley, Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is an unusual Ordovician trilobite from Morocco that you don't see very often It's an Actinopeltis globosus, which it's distinctive, bulbous glabella. This specimen is 2.4" long, but it's a molt, missing both of it's cheeks 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
Actinopeltis globosus
LOCATION
Draa Valley, Morocco
SIZE
2.4" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#100390
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