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Fossil Trilobite - Leonaspis sp.

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Fossil Trilobite - Leonaspis sp.

SKU:
FS-TB0005
Origin:
Morocco
Scientific Name:
Trilobita
Age:
500 Million Years
Period:
Cambrian Period
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Trilobite Leonaspis sp.

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. This specimen was found in Morocco. It’s 500 million years old (Cambrian Period).

These Trilobites make a beautiful and affordable addition to any collection. A fascinating peek into the depths of time, they make educational and inspirational gifts for young naturalists!

Individual fossils vary, but yours will resemble the pictured examples.

SKU:                                       FS-TB0005
Dimensions:                      6"L x 4.75"W
Origin:                                  Morocco
Scientific Name:             Trilobita
Age:                                       500 Million Years
Period:                                 Cambrian period
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