1.4" Bubble-Nose Actinopeltis Trilobite - Jbel Ougnate, Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is a rare, bubble-nosed Actinopeltis trilobite from Jbel Ougnate, Morocco. It's a nice one with better shell preservation than is often seen on these trilobites.

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
Actinopeltis sp.
LOCATION
Jbel Ougnate, Morocco
FORMATION
Upper Ktaoua Formation
SIZE
1.4" long, Rock 3.1x2.8"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#165923
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