Trilobite (Flexicalymene ouzregui) - Morocco

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Trilobites are considered one of the most successful groups of animals to ever live on planet Earth. They lived for over 300 million years and there have been more than 20,000 different species identified. These creatures are members of the phylum Arthropoda. These animals are classified as having segmented bodies with an exoskeleton to protect their organs and muscles. Living examples include insects, spiders, crabs, lobsters, scorpions, and centipedes. Trilobites get their name as they possessed three lobes to their exoskeleton, cephalon (head), thorax (body), and pygidium (tail).

These trilobite fossils are some of the most common ones found today. Flexicalymene ouzregui are formed in mud concretions dating back to 450 million years ago. Local tribes will often use these fossils as forms of currency and trade.

Average Weight: 3.5 oz

Fossil Type & Species: Concretion & Flexicalymene ouzregui

Location: Anti-Atlas Region, Tazzarine des Aït-Atta, Maïder, Morocco

You will receive the fossil trilobite pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.