Trilobites were hard-shelled aquatic creatures that swam the Earth's ancient seas between 520 and 250 million years ago. They went extinct long before dinosaurs even came into existence, and are prized by amateur palaeontologists and fossil collectors. Trilobites are actually an extinct class of arthropod, a phylum that includes spiders and scorpions.


This tiny species of trilobite, Placoparia cambriensis,  had a European and North African distribution around 450 million years ago. This particular specimen was found in Wales, UK.


Mounted on a plinth of oak, the trilobite sits in a rock matrix around 10cm wide.


Now available in the Timeless Galleries.


  • Acquired by Timeless on the UK fossil and mineral market, 2020.

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