Diademaproetus & Enrolled Austerops Trilobites - Foum Zguid, Morocco

This is a .85" long specimen of Diademaproetus praecursor from the Timrhanrhart Formation near Foum Zguid, Morocco. This large, proetid trilobite has distinctive swept back genal spines and the chocolate brown shell preservation contrasts nicely with the tan rock.

There is a fully enrolled Austerops closely associated with it on the rock.

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
Diademaproetus praecursor & Austerops
LOCATION
Foum Zguid, Morocco
FORMATION
Timrhanrhart Formation
SIZE
Diademaproetus .85" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#226590
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