Trilobite

Trilobite

Trilobite.

Unresearched species. Trilobites were similar to the modern day Wood Louse only sea dwellers. They came in many different sizes ranging from 1″ inch to around 1 metre in length.

Fossil size 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ inches.

Trilobites had compound eyes (made up of many lensed units) made from Calcite crystal, developed through many millions of years. Early species a sub order Agnostida from the early Cambrian Period 520 million years ago were eye-less.

The Trilobites ranged from the late Cambrian Period 500 million years ago to the late Devonian Period 380 million years.

This fossil has had repairs done to the head section.

 

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