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Trilobite Fossil (Kayserops Megaspina)

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SKU: S276

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Kayserops Megaspina Trilobite from Bou Lachrhal, Morocco 

 

Size:  117mm x 91mm Approximately
Weight:  206 gram

 

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This is a scarce Kayserops megaspina trilobite collected at Bou Lachrhal, Morocco. In the past this trilobite has often been referred to as “Comura cometa", but it actually bears few similarities with the genus Comura.

Trilobites were a diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record around 521 million years ago (Early Cambrian) and went extinct approximately 250 million years ago during the Permian mass extinction. They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25,000 species currently described species.  Their hard exoskeleton or shell ensured that they left an excellent fossil record.

These fossils are not perfect and some are missing parts but hey, they are pretty old.

 

All photographs are taken in a light studio so colours may vary from the actual piece.  We do try and make the images as accurate as possible.


The piece in the photos is of the piece you will receive.

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