Bargain, 2" Kolihapeltis Trilobite - Rare Species

 
 
 
Here's a bargain example of the rare, spiny trilobite from Morocco Kolihapeltis rabatensis. The preparation is a bit rough in areas and there is around 10-15% shell restoration in the center of the thorax, and a couple of the long pleural spines near the tail (left side).

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
Kolihapeltis rabatensis
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
2" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#72893
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