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Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco (No.476)

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 Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco (No.476)Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco
Lower Devonian, 380 Million Years Old

Measurements Approx.
Height - 4 cm
Width - 5.8 cm
Length - 8.5 cm

Measurements Approx. Trilobite Size
Width - 3.2 cm
Length - 6.5 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.

 

 



This Trilobite has had some restoration work

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