Bargain, 2.7" Comura Trilobite - Composite Spines

 
 
 
 
 
This is a bargain, 2.4" long specimen of the super spiny trilobite Comura bultyncki from the Tazoulait Formation of Morocco. You can even see the tiny eye facets in it's eyes. Most of the free-standing spines on this specimen are composites and there is restoration around the spine bases which is the reason for the low price on this specimen.

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
Comura bultyncki
LOCATION
"Hollardops-couche" Taharajat, S- Oufaten, Morocco
FORMATION
Tazoulait Formation
SIZE
2.7" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#74163
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