2.6" Flying Ceratonurus Trilobite - Top Quality Prep

 
 
 
 
This is an excellent example of a rare, spiny Ceratonurus trilobite from the Lower Devonian of Morocco. This example has excellent shell quality, and all the long spines have been prepared free-standing. The tail is curled under but present.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ceratonurus
LOCATION
Morocco
FORMATION
Lhandar Formation
SIZE
2.6" long (including spines)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#161340
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