Drotops megalomanicus Trilobite | Mrakib, Morocco
Matrix size: 9" x 5" x 4.25"
Specimen size: 6" x 3" x 1.5"
Weight: 8lbs 13oz
Trilobites, exclusively marine animals, first appeared at the beginning of the Cambrian Period, about 542 million years ago, when they dominated the seas. Although they became less abundant in succeeding geologic periods, a few forms persisted into the Permian Period, which ended about 251 million years ago.