Paradoxides Trilobite Plate
Paradoxides Trilobite Plate
Paradoxides Trilobite Plate
Paradoxides Trilobite Plate

Paradoxides Trilobite Plate

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The paradoxides is one of the largest trilobites found. These are often on a brown rock matrix. These are considered a “primitive un-evolved” trilobite that are between 530 million years ago and 550 million years ago years old, from the Middle Cambrian period.

Like other trilobites, the creature is 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 times during the creature’s lifetime. Thus one trilobite may have left several fossils during its lifetime. The trilobite is the first creature known to have eyes, some believe that the trilobite had 360-degree vision.  

Like other fossils, trilobites require a lot of work in cleaning and preparing the pieces for display.  

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386 mm x 360 mm x 20 mm
17 1/2 inches x 14 inches x 1 inch
7.4 kgs

Exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish this product, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.