Large fossilised Phacops Trilobite on matrix – 9cm

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Excellent Phacops latifrons trilobite, discovered in Alnif, Morocco of 9cm

The trilobite dates from the Devonian Period, 395 to 345 million years old.

This trilobite has super preservation and definition.
Both are partially enrolled on the matrix.

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.