Phacops Trilobite Pair, from Morocco (No.75)

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Phacops Trilobite Pair, from Morocco (No.75)Phacops Trilobite Pair, from Morocco
Devonian Period, 400 Million Years

Measurements Approx. Whole Size
Height - 4.4 cm
Width - 6 cm
Length - 7 cm

Measurements Approx. Trilobite Size (1)
Height - 0.6 cm
Width - 1.9 cm
Length - 3.2 cm

Measurements Approx. Trilobite Size (2)
Height - 0.4 cm
Width - 1.4 cm
Length - 2.3 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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