2.3" Ordovician Foulonia Trilobite - Fezouata Formation

This is an excellent 2.3" specimen of Foulonia from the Upper Fezouata Formation in Morocco. It's nicely inflated with no restoration. One of the nicer examples of this species I've seen.

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
Foulonia sp.
LOCATION
Zagora Area, Morocco
FORMATION
Fezouata Formation
SIZE
2.3" long on 8.9x6" rock
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#130436
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