Bargain, 2.55" Zlichovaspis Trilobite - Atchana, Morocco

This is a bargain, 2.55" long specimen of Zlichovaspis rugosa from Atchana, Morocco. The preparation is a little rough, hence the bargain price. Good eye facets in the right eye but there is some damage to the left.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Zlichovaspis rugosa
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
2.55" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#119867
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