1" Bavarilla Trilobite - With Preserved Antennae

 
 
This is a 1" long specimen of the phacopid trilobite Bavarilla zemmourensis, one of the few types trilobites in the world whose appendages have been found preserved. This specimen includes a pair of preserved antennae faintly visible. It is from the Lower Ordovician Fezouata Formation of Morocco. The red coloration is due to the oxidization of iron pyrite which originally preserved the trilobite.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Bavarilla zemmourensis
LOCATION
Zagora Area, Morocco
FORMATION
Fezouata Formation
SIZE
1" long (not including antennae)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#137697
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