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:


Fossil trilobite Ameropiltonia lauradanae from Missouri
Fossil trilobite Ameropiltonia lauradanae from Missouri
$10.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 55m

ONE 2 1 3 Inch to 4 1 5 Inch Trilobite Fossil Morocco
ONE 2 1 3 Inch to 4 1 5 Inch Trilobite Fossil Morocco
$7.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

Fossil trilobite Ameropiltonia lauradanae from Missouri 2
Fossil trilobite Ameropiltonia lauradanae from Missouri 2
$20.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 57m

New York Trilobite Eldredgeops rana Phacops rana Nice prone
New York Trilobite Eldredgeops rana Phacops rana Nice prone
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 33m

Fossil trilobite Eldredgeops rana from New York
Fossil trilobite Eldredgeops rana from New York
$5.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 54m

Fossil trilobite Elrathia kingi from Utah
Fossil trilobite Elrathia kingi from Utah
$5.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 52m