Enrolled Trilobite Phacops
An interesting fossilised enrolled Trilobite Phacops. These specimens are usually mostly complete, which is quite rare for pieces ‘off matrix’.
These pieces are sold in two different sizes, approximately 20 and 30MM long. Because these pieces are rolled up, it is quite hard to measure them so the sizes may vary! They are natural fossils, too, so it can be quite hard to guarantee the grades/quality of the fossils too.
Phacops is from the Middle Cambrian and had a broad geographical distribution covering most of the world. They rolled up into a protective ball as a defense mechanism, shown by these specimens.
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