2.7" Ordovician Trilobite (Sokhretia?) - Erfoud, Morocco

 
 
 
 
This is a 2.7" long Sokhretia trilobite from Tisserdmine near Erfoud, Morocco. This appears to be the same species as Sokhretia solitaria described from Czechoslovakia. There are eye facets visible in both eyes and it is nicely inflated.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
FOR SALE
$195
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sokhretia cf solitaria
LOCATION
Tisserdmine, Erfoud, Morocco
SIZE
2.7" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#171229
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