Fossil Trilobite - Gerastos sp.


SKU: FS-TB-0001

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Trilobite: Gerastos Species

The Science

Trilobites are a type of extinct arthropod probably most closely related to modern Horseshoe crabs. With a growing number of predators and adapted to diverse habitats, various species of trilobites developed complex eyes, retractable antennae, and even protective spines. Trilobites range in size from a fraction of an inch to over two feet in length. Their exoskeletons were composed of extremely hard calcite and calcium phosphate minerals to protect the soft internal organs, and as a result they are quite well represented in the fossil record.

The Story

These nice little Proetid Trilobites have a bulging cephalon and well-defined beady little eyes. They make a great addition to any fossil collection.

Individual shapes and fossils vary but your item will resemble the pictured example.

SKU: FO-TB0001
Dimensions: 2.5"L x 2.5"W x 1.5"H
Scientific Name: Gerastos
Origin: Djbel Issoumour, Morocco
Period: Devonian
Age: 370 Million Years Old
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