Huge, 11.8" Inflated Megistaspis Trilobite - Fezouata Formation

This is a huge, 11.8" long Megistaspis (Ekeraspis) hammondi from the Fezouata Formation of Morocco. What makes this specimen unusual is that it is nicely inflated and has good shell preservation. It also has pretty minimal restoration compared to most large trilobites. Part to the tail spine is restored and there is a few small patches of restoration on the head. Probably about 4% in total.

Comes with a display stand.

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.
Megistaspis (Ekeraspis) hammondi
Zagora Area, Morocco
Fezouata Formation
11.8" long on 13 x 8" stone
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