Pair of Conocorphye Trilobites
These trilobites were eyeless
Largest of the 2 trilobites
A pair of Conocorphye sulzeri trilobites, discovered in the Jince Formation, Vinice, Jince, Czech Republic.
They date from the Middle Cambrian Period, and are 525 million years old.
They do not have eyes, so were effectively blind, dwelling in the mud at the bottom of the sea, and feeding off dead organic matter that fell to the sea floor.
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.
These will make a great addition to a collection.
Size: The largest trilobite is 5cms long.