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.65" Unusual, Tiny-Eyed Phacopid (Eocryphops?) - Jorf, Morocco
This is a small, phacopid trilobite from Jorf, Morocco with only a few eye facets in each eye. I believe it's of the genus Eocryphops but I can not find any description of the genus from Jorf. It's nicely inflated and .65" in length. A really unusual phacopid.
Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.