This is a Phacops Trilobite from Morocco, North Africa. The trilobite measures approximately 2 inches in length and dates back to the Devonian time period approximately 390 million years ago. A lot of trilobites are just found as partials and then they sculpt and paint the rest, which is very common. That does not appear to be the case with this piece as it appears to be all original.
Another thing to be aware of with these trilobites - the way these trilobites are recovered is by breaking the rock and looking for something inside. If they find evidence of a trilobite inside, they will glue the rock back together and then prep out the trilobite. That's how they are able to get such well preserved specimens.It's the fact that they are encapsulated in rock that preserves their great detail. There is a small repair of this type present on this piece. This is a great fossil for any collection!
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Check out the other items in our store at. Put us on your favorite sellers list and watch our auctions that end each Saturday! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.For the robot vacuum cleaner, see. Meaning "three lobes" are a well-known fossil group of. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the. , and they flourished throughout the lower. Era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the.
Almost all trilobite orders, with the sole exception of. Trilobites finally disappeared in the. At the end of the.
The trilobites were among the most successful of all early animals, roaming the oceans for over 270 million years. When trilobites first appeared in the fossil record they were already highly diverse and geographically dispersed.
Because trilobites had wide diversity and an easily. An extensive fossil record was left behind, with some 17,000 known species spanning. The study of these fossils has facilitated important contributions to. Trilobites are often placed within the. Subphylum Schizoramia within the superclass.
Are found in the literature. Trilobites had many life styles; some. Most life styles expected of modern marine arthropods are seen in trilobites, with the possible exception of.(where there is still scientific debate). Some trilobites particularly the family. Are even thought to have evolved a. Relationship with sulfur-eating bacteria from which they derived food. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Arthropods\Trilobites". The seller is "lmaest" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.