Bargain, 2.6" Zlichovaspis Trilobite - Atchana, Morocco

 
 
 
This is a bargain, 2.6" long (if outstretched) specimen of Zlichovaspis rugosa from Atchana, Morocco. The preparation is a bit rough in areas leaving some scratched on the shell hence the bargain price. There is some shell restoration on the specimen, including much of the right genal spine.

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
Zlichovaspis rugosa
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
SIZE
2.6" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#72709
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