Fossil Trilobite - Moroccanites sp.


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Trilobite Moroccanites 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 is from the species Moroccanites and was found in Morocco. It’s 100 million years old (Cretaceous 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-TB0004
Dimensions: 3.25"L x 3"W
Scientific Name: Trilobita
Origin: Morocco
Period: Cretaceous
Age: 100 Million Years
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