Crotalocephalus gibbus Trilobite
Crotalocephalus gibbus Trilobite
Crotalocephalus gibbus Trilobite
Crotalocephalus gibbus Trilobite
Crotalocephalus gibbus Trilobite
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Crotalocephalus gibbus Trilobite

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Name: Crotalocephalina (Crotalocephalus) gibbus
Trilobite Order Phacopida, Family Cheiruridae

Geologic Time: Late Silurian to Early Devonian 

Size: approx 3" nose to tail

Matrix size approx 1.5" x 1.5" 

Fossil Site: Lamrakeb, Alnif , Morocco

 

Trilobites are a group of extinct marine artiopodan arthropods that form the class Trilobita. Trilobites form one of the earliest-known groups of arthropods.

The trilobite body was segmented and divided into three regions from head to tail: the cephalon, or head region, separated from the thorax, which was followed in turn by the pygidium, or tail region. Trilobites, like other arthropods, had an external skeleton, called exoskeleton, composed of chitinous material.