This is a Crotalocephalus Trilobite. The trilobite itself measures 3 inches in length and dates back to the Devonian time period approximately 400 million years ago. I hand picked it myself and was careful to choose specimens with no restoration or paint, including this piece.
However, there may be repairs or a small amount of glue present. The reason for this is because of the way these trilobites are found. Before preparation, these trilobites are encapsulated in very hard rock. Trilobite diggers will crack pieces of rock and look for any evidence of a trilobite inside.
After breaking the rock, if they see part of a trilobite inside. They will glue the rock back together and then carefully prepare the trilobite out of the rock. It's the fact that they are encapsulated in rock that allows them to often find trilobites with great anatomical details preserved.
Many of these repairs are difficult to see or are inconspicuous, but some are easily seen. This is a great piece for any collection! We have a variety of trilobites available so be sure to check out our other listings! PLEASE NOTE: We appreciate the business of our international customers!
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the robot vacuum cleaner, see.Meaning "three lobes" are a well-known fossil group of. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the.
, and they flourished throughout the lower. Era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the. Almost all trilobite orders, with the sole exception of.
Trilobites finally disappeared in the. At the end of the. The trilobites were among the most successful of all early animals, roaming the oceans for over 270 million years. When trilobites first appeared in the fossil record they were already highly diverse and geographically dispersed.
Because trilobites had wide diversity and an easily. An extensive fossil record was left behind, with some 17,000 known species spanning.The study of these fossils has facilitated important contributions to. Trilobites are often placed within the. Subphylum Schizoramia within the superclass. Are found in the literature. Trilobites had many life styles; some. Most life styles expected of modern marine arthropods are seen in trilobites, with the possible exception of. (where there is still scientific debate). Some trilobites particularly the family. Are even thought to have evolved a. Relationship with sulfur-eating bacteria from which they derived food. The item "Crotalocephalus TRILOBITE Fossil Morocco 400 Million Years old #13818 19o" is in sale since Tuesday, September 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Arthropods\Trilobites". The seller is "lmaest" and is located in Salem, Utah. This item can be shipped worldwide.