Phacops Trilobite, from Morocco (No.76)

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Phacops Trilobite, from Morocco (No.76)Phacops Trilobite, from Morocco
Devonian Period, 400 Million Years Old

Measurements Approx. Whole Size
Height - 6 cm
Width - 5.5 cm
Length - 6.5 cm

Measurements Approx. Trilobite Size
Height - 2.5 cm
Width - 3 cm
Length - 4.8 cm



Phacops is a genus of trilobite in the order Phacopida, family Phacopidae, that lived in Europe and North America in the Silurian and Devonian periods. It was a rounded animal, with a globose head and large eyes, and probably fed on detritus (an organic material)Phacops is often found rolled up, a biological defense mechanism that is widespread among smaller trilobites but nearly perfected by this genus.

  

  

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