Trilobite Fossils For Sale


After the ammonite, trilobites must be most commonly known and collected fossils. The trilobite is part of an extinct group of arthropods that lived in the sea over 350 million years ago. Trilobites existed during the Palaeozoic era from the lower Cambrian until the late Permian periods. They have no modern forms-95% of all marine life became extinct in the Permian extinction event, though they are closely related to crustaceans such as lobsters and crabs. In appearance the nearest living equivalent is probably the wood louse or pill bug, though this is obviously no relative however distant. The segmented body is however rather reminiscent of the trilobite. The name trilobite derives from the fact that the body of a trilobite can be divided in length three ways into two outer lobes and the central lobe. Trilobites had compound eyes like many crustaceans and insects do today and in fact the eyes of the trilobite are the most ancient visual perception system known. Like woodlice trilobites had the ability to roll up tucking their tails underneath them for protection and indeed some have been found fossilised in this state. There were many thousands of species of trilobites and most are about 2 to 10 cm in length but a few species grew to nearly 1 m in length.

Trilobites are favourite fossil for collectors easily available in common forms although some varieties are rare and consequently much sought-after. Have a look to see what is currently available to buy below:


Trilobite Elrathia fossils 4 fossils per winner Utah mid Cambrian 1 4 1 1 2 inch
Trilobite Elrathia fossils 4 fossils per winner Utah mid Cambrian 1 4 1 1 2 inch
$16.99
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ANCIENT TRILOBITE FOSSIL  DISPLAY CASE 500 MIL YR OLD
ANCIENT TRILOBITE FOSSIL DISPLAY CASE 500 MIL YR OLD
$14.95
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Awesome Olenoides trilobite fossil
Awesome Olenoides trilobite fossil
$48.00 (9 Bids)
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Superb Olenellus gilberti Trilobite Pioche Shale Nevada
Superb Olenellus gilberti Trilobite Pioche Shale Nevada
$152.50 (11 Bids)
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TOP NOTCH Elrathia trilobite fossil With Morania
TOP NOTCH Elrathia trilobite fossil With Morania
$19.06 (9 Bids)
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Rare Fine Coosella Type 1 Trilobite from Utah
Rare Fine Coosella Type 1 Trilobite from Utah
$103.50 (11 Bids)
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