A well preserved example of the Flexicalymene Trilobite with good detailing. This very affordable trilobite would make a great gift for kids or anyone starting a fossil collection. This listing is for one trilobite, though multiple are pictured to give an idea of differences in appearance.
Location: Alnif Region, Errachidia Province, Morocco
Geologic Age: Paleozoic Era, Silurian Period around 450 to 420 million years ago.
Dimensions: 2-1/4"- 3-1/2" in length, 1-1/2"- 1-3/4" wide and 1" in thickness (Measurements are approximate and will vary.)
Fossil Information: Trilobites belong to Arthropodia, the phylum of creatures with jointed legs such as spiders, insects, shrimp, and their relative, the modern horseshoe crab, which trilobites resemble. Their name, meaning "three lobed," refers to the plainly visible division of their bodies into the center axis -- called an axial lobe -- and the pleural lobes to either side. Most of them were not large, though some reached 70 centimeters (a little over two feet) in length.
As with all of Mother Nature's creations, appearance will vary, but the item you receive will be similar in quality to the photos above.