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 hi folks, I got this fossil from the Royal Ontario Museum  in Canada. Can someone identify it please?

 

Thanks!

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Could you post a picture of the fossil?

Welcome to the Forum, by the way!

-Christian

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ggg

Thanks Christian!

I'm so sorry, I thought I had attached the photos. Here they are (hopefully) :)

 

Pencil is to provide size ref.

 

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abyssunder

It is a trilobite. :)

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ggg

Wow! What fast response on this forum!

Thanks MOTM.

 

Two more questions... which may be silly...I'm not a collector and know nothing about fossils :)

  1. How old could this be? (very rough estimate/range)
  2. How much is it worth? I think I'd like to sell it via classifieds

Cheers,

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Kane

The species of trilobite is Crotalocephalina gibbus. It is from the Devonian (~359-419 mya), and was found in Morocco. They are fairly common.

 

As per Forum rules we do not provide appraisals here. If you wish to have a relative idea of how much these trilobites sell for, you can look at how they are priced on online auction sites.

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ggg

Thanks Kane. Sorry about the question re: appraisal. I must confess I hadn't reviewed the forum rules.

 

This has been very helpful and I'll proceed as you suggested.

 Cheers!

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