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FO304 Trilobite

FO304 Trilobite


This is a Calymene Celebra Trilobite of the Phacopida group in matrix from Morocco. The exceptional and detailed Trilobite measures 5 3/8″ x 2 1/2″.  The matrix measures 5 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ x 2 5/8″and has not been polished.  Very nice. 

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Trilobites are hard-shelled, segmented members of Arthropoda and the class Trilobita that existed throughout almost all of the Paleozoic era, flourishing in the earlier part of it and slowly declining in the later part. The most common trilobites were about 2-7 cm (1-3.5 in) in length, but over their long history they ranged in size from 1 mm-72 cm (.04 in-28 in) and exhibited so much variation that they are classified into nine (or possibly ten) orders with more than 15,000 species. The smallest species are presumed to have been part of the free floating plankton, while the more common, mid-sized species probably walked along the sea floor filtering mud to obtain food, and the larger varieties may have been swimming predators. 

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Weight2.75 lbs
Dimensions5.875 × 3.75 × 2.625 in

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