Trilobites, existing today only in fossil form, were early arthropods. When life exploded into animal form marking the beginning of the Paleozoic era, it was this prolific arthropod that became the signpost for the Era. Trilobites came into existence approximately 450 million years ago at the beginning of the Paleozoic Era in the Cambrian Period. It flourished in the ancient seas for close to 300 million years. This specimen was found Morocco. In remodeling or new construction projects, these fossils would bring great visual appeal and ambiance and could be incorporated into the bathroom, pool area or kitchen.