• Trilobite Phacops - Shiny eyes

Phacops - Shiny eyes

Product Code: TRPH101



This beautiful Phacops Trilobite would have lived in shallow waters, It has 11 segments in its thorax section and the tail unit, known as a pygidium, was small and semi-circular which allowed it to roll into a tight ball when under threat of predation.

A very distinct feature of the Phacops was its multi faceted eyes, hence its name " Shiny Eyes". Each had an individual lens covering or cornea and separated from its neighbouring lens unit. The benefits of these swivelling eyes would be to allow an almost all-round field of vision, indicating a possibility that they were also predators.