Phacops trilobite
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This large (15 cm long) trilobite is Phacops, a 400 million year old Devonian species. It is remarkable not just for its size, but also because of its large compound eyes. This evolutionary feature gave Phacops almost 360° vision - a vital tool in its survival against predators. Phacops lived in what is now northeastern USA and Morocco. The two regions were joined together before the Atlantic Ocean opened after which the African tectonic plate separated from the North American plate.

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Devonian
Ma = Millions of years ago
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fossil
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