1.3" Orange/Red, Ordovician Asaphellus Trilobite - Morocco

This is a red, 1.3" long Asaphellus trilobite from the Ordovician deposits near Zagora, Morocco. The orange coloration is natural and due to the oxidization of iron pyrite. The preservation of this specimen is very nice and shows excellent detail of anatomical features. There is some restoration around the edges of the tail and head.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
FOR SALE
$35
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphellus sp.
LOCATION
Zagora Area, Morocco
FORMATION
Fezouata Shale
SIZE
1.3" Trilobite, 3.7 x 3.5" shale
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#120731
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