1.25" Spiny Scabriscutellum Trilobite - Foum Zguid, Morocco
This is a spiny, Scabriscutellum lahceni trilobite from the Timrhanrhart Formation near Foum Zguid, Morocco. There is a bit of disarticulation on the body, hence the lower price.
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.