Two Pelagic Trilobite (Cyclopyge) Fossils - El El Kaid Rami, Morocco

 
 
This is a pair of pelagic trilobite (Cyclopyge) fossils from El El Kaid Rami, Morocco.

What makes Cyclopyge so unusual is that it is a pelagic (or free swimming) trilobite which lived in the water column, rather than on the sea floor. It was thought to have lived in deeper water (200m) where little sunlight filtered down. It had huge eyes on the sides of it's head, rather on the top like most trilobites. This which would have provided it with a great view looking to the sides and downwards.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Cyclopyge sibilla
LOCATION
El El Kaid Rami, Morocco
FORMATION
Lower Ktaoua Formation
SIZE
.65" & .4" long on 3x3" rock
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#165836
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