Two Large Pedinopariops Trilobite - Very Nice Preparation

This is a beautifully prepared pair of Pedinopariops (Hypsipariops) vagabundus trilobites from Mrakib, Morocco. These large phacopids have wonderfully detailed eye facet preservation and the limestone has been nicely sculpted to create an aesthetic display. Only about 1-2% restoration in total, just a few patches of shell along the repaired cracks.

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
Pedinopariops vagabundus
LOCATION
Mrakib, Morocco
FORMATION
Bou Dib Formation
SIZE
Both about 2.8" long if outstretched
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#80313
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