Trilobite in Matrix + Presentation Box - 13 cm (5.12 inches)
This beautiful 13 cm (5.12 inch) black trilobite fossil was found in Morocco - in 2021. The trilobite occurred in the Cambrian, which was about 520 million years ago and became extinct around the end of the Permian era, about 250 million years ago. These animals lived on the planet for about 250 million years and actually did very well. Considering so many different species of trilobite roamed our earth.
Trilobites fell under the arthropod family and lived mainly underwater, according to researchers. This could be on the coast but also deeper in the seas. The Trilobite is complete and features a distinct and beautifully preserved exterior. It is wonderful and instructive to have something in your hand that lived 250 million years ago.
Important: the Trilobite is 100% natural (nothing has been restored/improved).
Insured shipping: we pack and ship the trilobite carefully and all our packages are insured by us. This means: no risk for you.
Size of trilobite in matrix: 13 cm (5.12 inch);
Scientific name: Trilobite Morocops;
Age: Cambrian (250 million years);
Condition: natural: nothing restored;
Weight: 650 grams;
Where found: in the river;
Year of discovery: 2021.
Meaning of 'Trilobite'
The name Trilobite is derived from the name Trilobita meaning 'three lobed'. The three-lobed in turn derives from the structure of the exoskeleton. What is also striking is that the middle lobe is always higher.