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Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco (No.472)

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Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco (No.472)Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco
Lower Devonian, 380 Million Years Old

Measurements Approx.
Height - 4.9 cm
Width - 5.6 cm
Length - 7.5 cm

Measurements Approx. Trilobite Size
Width - 2.5 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.

 

 

 



This Trilobite has had some restoration work


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