Nice ancient large fossil Trilobite ptichopariida, dating to the Middle Cambrian Period (520 Million years old!)

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This fossil is of a Trilobite, Middle Cambrian Period (520 Million years ago) from Antelope Springs, House Range Millard County, Utah

This particular trilobite fossil measures about 88 mm in length. High quality piece!

Trilobites are a well-known fossil group of extinct marine arthropods that form the class Trilobita. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the Atdabanian stage of the Early Cambrian period (526 million years ago), and they flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the Devonian, almost all trilobite orders, with the sole exception of Proetida, died out. Trilobites finally disappeared in the mass extinction at the end of the Permian about 250 million years ago. The trilobites were among the most successful of all early animals, roaming the oceans for over 270 million years. Shipping of this item is only as a Small Package.