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    TRILOBITE FOSSIL
    Moroccanites malladoides
    Devonian
    Hamar Laghdad Formation, Djebel Issoumour
    Alnif, Morocco
    3.46 x 1.96 x 1.65 inches (8.8 x 5 x 4.2 cm)


    Trilobites were a hugely significant and highly successful group during the Paleozoic and, of course, are paleontologically important as the first creatures to have developed a compound eye. This specimen is unique in being more of a brown, than the usual black color, and this variety is characterized by a long, sharp spine protruding from the top of the cephalon, the purpose of which is not known with certainty. The Trilobite is a full 3 inches (7.62 cm) from end to end, and it has been expertly restored for display.




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    18th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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