Placoparia tournemini Trilobite from France

Placoparia tournemini

Trilobite Order Phacopida, Family Pliomeridae

Geological Time: Ordovician, Upper Llandeilian Stage (~463 million years ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Trilobite is 27 mm long by 13 mm wide on a 95 mm by 90 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Mortain, France

Fossil Code: DLF009

Price: $85.00

Placoparia tournemini TrilobiteThis is an example of the pliomerid trilobite Placoparia tournemini. The pliomerids were capable of enrolling completely as a defensive posture. The Russian Ordovician trilobite Pliomera fisheri even had grooves in the pygidium that allowed for free passage of water for respiration.

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