Bargain, 2" Partial Crotalocephalina Trilobite - Atchana, Morocco

This is a 2" long, partial trilobite (Crotalocephalina gibbus) quarried from the Lhandar Formation near Atchana, Morocco. The tail of the trilobite is missing and there is quite a bit of weathering, 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
Crotalocephalina (Crotalocephalus) gibbus
LOCATION
Atchana, Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
2" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#178818
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