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Cambropallas Tellesto Trilobite 380mm


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Cambropallas Tellesto Trilobite 380mm. A highly preserved fossil positive and negative fossil plate of the finest quality, the two halves created when the fossil stone was discovered, once struck to crack and open the limestone rock perfectly along a natural seamline of the fossil trilobites carapace (exoskeleton) in the limestone fossil bedding plain.

Genus: Cambropallas tellesto described by Geyer 1993 [Andalusiana] Trilobite sp.
Order: Redlichiida described by Richter, 1932.
Age: Paleozoic Era, Middle Cambrian Period, [Epoch 2 & 3] 513-501 million years ago.
Origin: Jbel Wawrmast formation, Anti Atlas Mountain region, Northern Sahara desert, Morocco, North Africa.

Overall measurements [in stands].
Height: 38.0 cm
Width: 25.0 cm
Depth: 15.0 cm

Base measurements.
Width: 15.0 cm
Height: 3.0 cm
Depth: 9.0 cm

Overall weight: 6.395 g

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Cambropallas Tellesto [Formely Andalusiana] Trilobite 380mm overall in the bronze museum standard mount, has exceptional preservation to both positive and negative plates or each half of the fossil bedding plain. The exoskeleton has been preserved by a process of mineralisation in absorbing the surrounding iron deposits of the fossil bed. Overall an exceptionally well preserved and completely natural prehistoric fossil positive and negative specimen.


The three-dimensional exoskeleton of the arthropod displaying every segment of the thorax, the cephalon (head) and pygidium (tail). The axis lobe running the length of the body from the cephalon to the pygidium raised in a dorsal keel fashion, the eye covers clearly protrude up from cephalon, each plural lobe complete and very well defined down to the pygidium.


A Cambropallas Tellesto trilobite previously referred to as 'Andalusiana'. A remarkably large trilobite of the Lower to Middle Cambrian which spanned the Fortunian to the Guzhangian ages approximately 541,000,000 to 497,000,000. A superb addition to the Moroccan trilobites of this region.


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Age Cambrian
Origin Morocco