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Trilobite Fossil (Acadoparadoxides)

R600.00
SKU: S172

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Acadoparadoxides Trilobite Fossil from Tinjdad, Morocco

 
Size:  119mm x 130mm Approximately
Weight:  410 gram

 

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100% Authentic Acadoparadoxides trilobite fossil find near Tinjdad in Morocco. There are several species of Acadoparadoxides from this formation and we're not 100% confident on which one of them this is. It has a natural orange coloration due to the oxidization of iron pyrite.

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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