Phacops Trilobite Fossil From Devonian Morocco

  • $80.00


Trilobite is in good condition, though it is a little rough and would be great for a starter collection. We've examined it thoroughly and have found no evidence of repairs or restoration. Just like most trilobites from Morocco, this was found in multiple pieces and 

Specifications of Entire Specimen:

Length: 59.64mm (2.348”)

Width: 45.64mm (1.798”)

Weight: 134.83g (4.756 oz.)

Specifications of Trilobite:

Length: 47.64mm (1.875”)

Width: 30.3mm (1.193”)

Trilobites (meaning “three lobes”) are a group of extinct marine arthropods that lived in the Palaeozoic Era. They first appeared during the Atdabanian stage of the Early Cambrian period (521 million years ago) and throughout the lower Palaeozoic. Their numbers began to slowly decline during the Silurian period until all trilobite orders, except the Proetids, died out during the Devonian period. Trilobites were widely dispersed throughout the world’s oceans and had many different lifestyles; some were predators and scavengers while others were filter feeders and lived off plankton. Currently there are approximately 17,000 species known, with many more still waiting to be discovered. Unfortunately, trilobites did not survive the Permian-Triassic extinction, where 95% of all life on Earth went extinct.

Entire Specimen:

Length: 59.64mm (2.348”)

Width: 45.64mm (1.798”)

Weight: 134.83g (4.756 oz.)

Trilobite only:

Length: 47.64mm (1.875”)

Width: 30.3mm (1.193”)

Location: Morocco, Northwest Africa

Genus: Phacops

Geological era: Palaeozoic

Period: Middle to Late Devonian Period

Age (MYA): 390 to 415 Million Years Ago

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