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Swimming Paradoxides Trilobite Mortality Plate

Swimming Paradoxides Trilobite Mortality Plate

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Orange-hued Paradoxides Trilobites swim through an ancient ocean in a game of chase in what is now the Sahara Desert of Morocco on this beautifully-prepared mortality plate.
A "mortality plate" is essentially a moment frozen in time of a mass death assemblage- just like this one!

This plate is 10.5" x 7.75" at its longest points and will come with the wood stand it is photographed with.

History | Science

Trilobites, meaning "three lobes," are an extinct group of marine arthropods that lived during the early Cambrian through the late Permian periods. They first entered the fossil record around 520 million years ago and flourished until the Permian extinction event around 250 million years ago. Although trilobites are a highly diversified (over 22,000 species have been officially described), even early on in the fossil record, they are all characterized by an easily-recognizable exoskeleton that leant themselves to easy fossilization.

Paradoxides is a genus of trilobites found throughout the world during the Middle Cambrian period. They were relatively flat and oval-shaped with a thorax consisting of 19-21 segments adorned with spines and crescent-shaped eyes that provided a 360 degree view, but only on a horizontal plane.



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