Bargain, 2.5" Reedops Trilobite - Atchana, Morocco

This is a bargain, 2.5" long, Reedops trilobite collected near Atchana, Morocco. The hard limestone has been carefully removed, leaving it perched as if it's about to crawl off of the rock. A lot of shell detail including visible eye facets.

The preparation is a bit rough in areas. There is about 5% shell restoration in total, mostly on the right side of the head, 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 currently described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left an excellent fossil record.
Reedops cephalotes hamlagdadianus
Atchana, Morocco
Lhandar Formation
2.5" long
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