View of distinctive cephalon and eyes
Super preparation and preservation
Hollardops Trilobite 2
A beautiful Hollardops mesocristata trilobite, discovered in, Alnif, Morocco.
It dates from the Devonian Period, 420 million years old, and is prepared on its original matrix.
It is an outstanding trilobite, and in perfect condition.
Trilobites ("three-lobes") are extinct arthropods that form the class Trilobita. They appeared in the Middle Cambrian epoch and flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the Late Devonian extinction, all trilobite orders, with the sole exception of Proetida, died out.
The last of the trilobites disappeared in the mass extinction at the end of the Permian about 250 million years ago.
This is a superb addition to a collection.
Trilobite Size: 4cms