large Neseuretus Trilobite
15 cms in length
View of the bottom of the original matrix
This is a Neseuretus tristani trilobite, discovered in the Crozon Penninsula, Cap Finisterre, Brittany, France.
It dates from the Ordovician Period, 488 to 444 million years old.
This is a large, and beautifully preserved example of this trilobite.
They are often found in very poor 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.
Do not miss this outstanding fossil.
Even the white colouration is unusual.
A very reasonable price for a trilobite of this size and quality.
Plate Size: 15cms x 6cms