2 XL trilobites – Phacops sp., Alnif, Morocco – 1.389 kg

98,00

The matrix with 2 very large trilobite measures 12 x 13 x 11 cm, and weighs 1.389 kg which makes it a really big and attractive object. Because of its size it is a unique piece of an exceptional good quality.

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Description

Phacops is a genus of trilobites in the order Phacopida, family Phacopidae, that lived in Europe, northwestern Africa, North and South America and China from the Early until the very end of the Devonian, with a broader time range described from the Late Ordovician. It was a rounded animal, with a globose head and large eyes, and probably fed on detritus. Phacops is often found rolled up, a biological defense mechanism that is widespread among smaller trilobites but further perfected in this genus.