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Ampyx Trilobites
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Ampyx Trilobite
The Trilobite is eyeless

Ampyx Trilobite

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An Ampyx priscus Trilobite, discovered in Tanssicht, Sahara Desert, Morocco. The trlobite dates from the Ordovician Period, 488m to 443m years old.

Trilobites ("three-lobes") are extinct arthropods that form the class Trilobita. They appeared in the Middle Cambrian epoch and flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the Late Devonian extinction, all trilobite orders, with the sole exception of Proetida, died out. The last of the trilobites disappeared in the mass extinction at the end of the Permian about 250 million years ago (m.y.a.).

This Ampyx is wonderfully articulated, and shows fantastic detail.
The dark orange colour of the trilobite is in great contrast to the darker matrix.
The trilobite is known to have been eyeless, and, therefore, blind.

Size:  Matrix   9cms x 9cms
        Trilobite 6cms long





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