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Fossil Illeanus Giganteus Trilobite from Portugal Ordovician Certificated(Actual as seen) £120.00SKU: FSR395Sold By: UK FossilsAdd to basket
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Trilobites are one of the most well-known and diverse groups of extinct arthropods, with a fossil record spanning more than 270 million years. They are found in rocks all around the world, providing important insights into the evolution and diversification of this group of animals over time.
Some of the most famous trilobite localities outside of Morocco include the Burgess Shale in Canada, which is famous for its exceptionally preserved fossils of soft-bodied organisms, including trilobites. Other notable localities include the Chengjiang Formation in China, the Wheeler Formation in the US, and the Narao Formation in Japan.
Trilobites come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small, delicate specimens to large, heavily armored forms with complex spines and horns. These fossils can provide valuable information about the morphology, behavior, and ecology of different trilobite species, as well as their relationships to other organisms.
Trilobites are often studied by paleontologists using a variety of techniques, such as comparative anatomy, morphometrics, and phylogenetics. By examining the shape, size, and microscopic features of these fossils, scientists can gain insights into the evolutionary relationships between different trilobite groups and the ways in which they have adapted to different environments.
Trilobites are also important indicators of past environmental conditions. For example, the presence of certain types of trilobites in a particular rock formation can provide clues about the depth, temperature, and salinity of the ancient water body.
Overall, the study of trilobites from around the world is an important part of paleontology, providing valuable insights into the evolution and diversification of this group of arthropods over millions of years. By studying these fossils, scientists can gain a better understanding of the history of life on Earth, as well as the complex interactions between different species and their environments.