Trilobite in Matrix (Phacops sp.) - Morocco

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Morocco produces some of the worlds best trilobite fossils. Here we have an example of a relatively common genus recognized in the area. There are many fossil collectors, all over the world, who focus solely on trilobites as there are thousands of unique species to be found. That being said, you can never have too many specimens in your collection. This specimen has a unique preparation to it, allowing the view of its “rolled state”. 

Size: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.4 in.

Body Length: 1.38 in.

Weight: 5.8 oz.

Fossil Type & Species: Body & Phacops sp.

Location: Morocco

Trilobites are considered one of the most successful groups of animals to ever live on planet Earth. They lived for over 300 million years and there have been more than 20,000 different species identified. These creatures are members of the phylum Arthropoda. These animals are classified as having segmented bodies with an exoskeleton to protect their organs and muscles. Living examples include insects, spiders, crabs, lobsters, scorpions, and centipedes. Trilobites get their name as they possessed three lobes to their exoskeleton, cephalon (head), thorax (body), and pygidium (tail).

You will receive the fossil trilobite pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution. Please Note: Trilobites can vary from specimen to specimen a lot and can often be difficult to describe the exact species without expert advice. 

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