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Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco (No.477)

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Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco (No.477)Phacops S.P Trilobite, from Morocco
Lower Devonian, 380 Million Years Old

Measurements Approx.
Height - 3.5 cm
Width - 4.5 cm
Length - 5.6 cm

Measurements Approx. Trilobite Size
Width - 2.7 cm
Length - 4 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 defence mechanism that is widespread among smaller trilobites but nearly perfected by this genus.

 

 

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