Bargain, 2" Austerops Trilobite - Visible Eye Facets

This is a detailed, Austerops trilobite from the Devonian of Morocco. Nice eye facet preservation in both eyes. The preparation is a bit rough on this specimen, 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Austerops
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
2" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#120020
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