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Name: Cyphaspis sp.
Age: Devonian Period
Location Found: Morocco
Cyphaspis is a genus of small trilobite that lived from the Late Ordovician to the Late Devonian. It is a member of the order Proetida, family Otarionidae. While frequently called “Otarion”, it is actually a member of the genus Cyphaspis. The most recognisable features of this species are the high stalked eyes, elongated spines, and bulbous glabellum.
Trilobites were marine based, and some of the most successful species of their time, roaming the oceans for over 270 million years! The name Trilobite, meaning ‘Three Lobes’, was given to them due to their body being made up of three sections. Although it is not uncommon to find whole Trilobite fossils, it can be a lot more common to find them incomplete, missing different parts of the three sections. These creatures varied in size, ranging from only a few millimetres to some species measuring in at around 12 inches.
*This specimen is a museum quality fossil and is extremely fragile.
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