This group of Trilobites provides a basic introduction to the world of Paleontology.
Great Science Teacher gift, science education tool or Rockhound gift.
Set includes 1 Trilobite on Matrix and 3 Calymene aka “Mudbugs” (so-called because they were not able to be preserved in the matrix.) From Morocco.
Note: 1 "Mudbug" is not shown but looks like the ones in the photo. All 4 specimens are approximately 3” x 2”.
Among famous groups of extinct organisms, Trilobites probably rank second only to the Dinosaurs. Most species of trilobite were between 1 and 3 inches long although fossils have been found up to 26 inches! Trilobites lived during the Paleozoic era; many lived at the bottom of oceans and seas, ingesting the sediment to sort out organic matter. Other species were scavengers or predators.
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