North Cornish   PHACOPS  TRILOBITE. by greenstone

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North Cornish PHACOPS TRILOBITE. by 

350-410 MILLION YEARS OLD!!! aprox.
This has been varified by Our wonderful Truro Museum, which rely on mainly public funding.
I found this little fossil, amongst many others on The Camel Trail, North Cornwall.
This a Devonian Triobite. The word Trilobite means 3 lobes. They are a well known fossil group of extinct marine Anthropods.
There are around 17,000 known species.
Some species of Trilobites moved on the seabed as preditors, scavengers or filter feeders, although some swam freely feeding on plankton.
Some Trilobites are thought to have evolved a symbiotic relationship with sulphur-eating bacteria from which they obtained food.


  • lastgasp
    lastgaspabout 5 years ago

    judging from this partial thorax & pygidium (tail section) & partial heads from some of your other pics, I believe this is a common Devonian type genus trilobite called “Phacops”;hope this helps your id’s.

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 5 years ago

    again, a thousand thank yous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 5 years ago

    Awesome again! :)

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonabout 5 years ago

    WOW! That’s cool!

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 5 years ago

    thanks! cute little thing, i think!

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful fossil! I have a similar one, not sure if I put it on RB yet….lol :O)

  • thanks!!! i might sound dumb for a change! but what is RB?

    – greenstone

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 5 years ago

    Red Bubble!!!! :O)

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 5 years ago

    oh! silly me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Helen Corr
    Helen Corrabout 5 years ago

    very cool greenstone! is this your hobby or are you a secret archeologist?

  • i wish!!!! just a sort of hobby, i guess! more fasination than anything, these fossils are between 350 and 410 million years old!!! i was hoping by putting them on line, i might get some answers to exactly what their species are!!! greenstone is arty farty by nature!!!!!!!!

    – greenstone

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 5 years ago

    My geology is only high school “stuff”…so no help me, I’m afraid. Do like your images though and the entire fossil area of England’s south is fascinating.

  • cornwall is very lacking in fossil specimens! iv been lucky indeed!!! thank you very much!!!!!!

    – greenstone

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