Calymene Trilobite
Calymene Trilobite
Calymene Trilobite

Calymene Trilobite

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Trilobite

Calymene Trilobite

Origin: Atlas Mtns., Morocco

Devonian Period, 390myo

Roughly 8cm x 5cm in Size 

** Each piece is unique so may vary in size & colour

TRILOBITE

Trilobites are the most commonly found fossil arthropods, the family of animals that includes spiders, insects and crustaceans, all having jointed legs and an outer hard skeleton.  They bear a strong resemblance to modern woodlice.  All trilobites were marine, some could swim and float, others forms were blind, possibly living in deep water, but most forms were shallow water dwellers.   They are most commonly found preserved in limestone and shale. They range in size from only a few millmetres to several tens of centimetres in length. They first appeared during the Cambrian Period, about 550 million years ago and become extinct in the Permian Period 280 million years ago.