Trilobites are marine animals that existed hundreds of
millions of years ago in the earth's seas. They are closely related to
crustaceans of today such as crabs and shellfish. Most trilobites lived
during the Paleozoic Era from 550 million to around 300 millions years
ago. There are many different kinds of trilobites found all over the
world. New trilobite species are discovered every year. The trilobite
pictured here is a rara Devonian period trilobite from Morroco.
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This next trilobite is also a rare Devonian trilobite
from Morroco called Psychopyge. This one has been very well preserved.
You can see the multiple body segments and spines protruding from the
body. It is not often that a trilobite is found so well preserved.
Trilobites were easily fossilized because as they died
their bodies settled to the sea bottom where they were covered by layer
after layer of new soil deposits. The trilobite in this picture is a
rare Asophiscus Wheeleri found in Utah.
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