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Flexicalymene Trilobite Fossil - 3 Pack - Morocco

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Flexicalymene Trilobite Fossil - 3 Pack - Morocco

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Flexicalymene ouzregui

Anti-Atlas Region, Tazzarine des Aït-Atta, Maïder, Morocco

Upper Ordovician Period - Ashgill Stage - Ktaoua Formation (449 million years old)

Found inside of mudstone concretion nodules, these calymene trilobites are common in the south eastern Tazzarine region of Morocco, so much that the local tribes people used to use these mudstones as currency in trade and other daily life. A common mislabeling of these trilobites has been as "Diacalymene".

Pictured are representative specimens, you will receive 3 fossil trilobites, picked at random from a box, similar to the photo.

Specimens are all larger than 1 inch



Preserved with rusty-colored limonite crystals, these are actually the molds of the shells of Flexicalymene trilobites.
Trilobites are a type of extinct arthropod most closely related to modern Horseshoe crabs.

Flexicalymene is a genus of trilobites of the order Phacopida, suborder Calymenina. They are found abundantly in North Africa and North America. Flexicalymene specimens can be mistaken for a few other Trilobite types. They are used as an index fossil in the Ordovician. Morocco and North America are particularly known for being rich with Flexicalymene fossils.