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Fossils - Trilobites, XS size

Fossils - Trilobites, XS size

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Fossils - Trilobites, XS size, set, single piece

The enchantingly beautiful Phacops latifrons is a genus of trilobites belonging to the order Phacopida that lived in the Devonian period, about 380 million years ago. Species of the Phacops genus can be recognized by their large protruding eyes that resemble the eyes of a frog or a fly. In addition to their keen vision, Phacops latiifrons had another intriguing defense mechanism against predators. When danger threatened, the species was able to roll itself into an almost round ball, whereupon the hard outer armor formed a strong protection. The small, beautifully detailed and almost coiled trilobites are in good condition. Age-related wear, small breaks and cracks. The size of the fossils varies between about 12mm and 30mm. Sold as a set.

Trilobites ( Trilobita ) are extinct arthropods that somewhat resemble a Moluccan crab or a crab. They lived in the sea and were the most successful animals of their time. Trilobites flourished during the Cambrian period, which began about 542 million years ago. Since the trilobites were fully developed at that time, their stock forms must have already lived in the Ediacaran period 630–542 million years ago. Trilobites are the earliest known class of arthropods, with more than 25,000 known species. A possible ancestor of trilobites was Spriggina , which lived in shallow seawater during the Precambrian. After the Cambrian period, trilobites became rare, but some species survived until the Permian period, which ended about 251 million years ago.

Symbol meaning

Trilobites, like other fossils, concretely remind you of the importance of transition processes, transformation and personal growth, helping you to understand the mystery of life and the destiny of time. In astrology, its signs are Capricorn and Virgo.

Ritual use

Trilobites have been found in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman tombs, with holes drilled into them suggesting that they were used as amulets. Used on an altar or as an amulet, fossils help you move from the old to the new, from the past to the future.

    Note! Fossils are natural products, j so each of them is its own unique individual. Because of this, colors, shapes and brightness may vary. The condition varies from moderate to good and they have wear, fractures and small chips typical of fossils.

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