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Trilobite (Gerastos tuberculatus)

Gerastos tuberculatus is a species of trilobite, an extinct marine arthropod that lived during the Cambrian period. It is characterized by a large, convex headshield, and a long, flexible body comprised of three thoracic segments and a slender tail shield. It was known to inhabit shallow, near-shore environments, and is thought to have been a scavenger that fed on algae and other small organisms. This piece was placed on a nice display to easily examine all characteristics of the ancient animal.

Location: Nevada

Weight: 14g

Trilobite Size: 0.65in

Trilobite + Display size: 4in x 1in x 1in

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