Rare Moroccan Trilobite Specimen

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Fossilized Trilobite Specimen in Matrix

Origin: Morocco

Size: 10 x 10 x 6 cm

Weight: 1.6 lbs

Product Type: One of a Kind

Trilobites are a fossil group of extinct marine arachnomorph anthropods that existed, and thrived, for about 300 million years in the oceans. They suffered a decline in the Devonian era but it wasn't until the mass extinction that took place during the Permian era, (the biggest extinction in history) about 240 million years ago, that these unique creatures died out. There are over 20,000 scientifically recognized Trilobite species, and they are considered to be one of the most successful early species to exist.

This detailed Trilobite specimen has a powerful presence with the natural shape and texture of the Trilobite displayed proudly. This Trilobite specimen has been revealed with careful precision and incredible craftsmanship. Every inch of this piece has been kept in excellent condition, even down to the texture of the upper cephalon portion. This piece is a one-of-a-kind piece of the past that would shine as a center piece to a collection

Trilobites have intrigued humanity for centuries, being worn as amulets by the Pahvant Ute people and incorporated into ornamentation before they were even identified fully as a species. The Pahvant Ute called them “Timpe-Konitza-Pachuee,” which is translated to, "little water bug living in a house of stone." They were misidentified for a brief time, being considered a flat species of preserved fish in the 1600's.

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