Two Red Selenopeltis Trilobites - Fezouata Formation

This is a pair of red colored Selenopeltis trilobites from the Upper Fezouata Formation in Morocco. One specimen is 1.45" long and the other is 1.05" long. The red/rust coloration is natural, due to the oxidization of iron pyrite.

Comes with an acrylic 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 described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
FOR SALE
$445
DETAILS
SPECIES
Selenopeltis sp.
LOCATION
Zagora Area, Morocco
FORMATION
Fezouata Formation
SIZE
1.45" & 1.05" long on 5.1x4" shale
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#130405
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