Bargain, Enrolled Drotops Trilobite - About 4.2" Around

This is a large, enrolled specimen of the giant phacopid trilobite Drotops megalomanicus. It's 2.7" wide and would be around 4.2" long if outstretched.

This specimen has a significant amount of weathering and shell restoration, 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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Drotops megalomanicus
LOCATION
Issoumour, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
2.7" wide, About 4.2" around curve
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#195785
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