The Labiostria Westropi trilobite comes from southern British Columbia in Canada. It is one of the oldest fossils around; it dates back between 500 million and 550 million years old. The Labiostria, like other trilobites was made up of three different parts: the cephalon (head), the thorax (body), and the pygidium (tail). The creature was protected by a hard calcite shell and this is what remains fossilized to this day. This shell would not grow with the creature so the shell was molted away several fossils during its life time. The trilobite is the first creature known to have eyes, some believe the trilobite had 360-degree vision.
- Dimensions: 25 mm x 20 mm x 10 mm.
- Genuine fossil.
- This item includes an information card about the fossil.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.