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Lot: Misc Devonian Trilobites From Morocco - 6 Pieces
This is a lot of 6, authentic, Devonian trilobites from Morocco. They are real with either no or minimal restoration. The preparation work is a bit rough on several of them though or they have minor damage like missing eye stalks on some of Leonaspis. There are at least five species represented and they range from 1.3" to 2.6" in length.
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.