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    Posted 4 months ago

    fortapache
    (2845 items)

    Possibly 500 Million years old. They were around a long time until a mass extinction in the Permian period 250 million years ago. These were early arthropods like crabs and lobsters.
    This example is a massive three inches long. The tiny legs and feelers are missing but not bad for couple hundred million years.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Nice..they would've been hanging out with my orthoceras...

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/288624-orthoceras-fossil-specimen--500-million
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Amazing fossil!!
    3. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 4 months ago
      Amazing is an understatement.
      I think it looks like a large rolly-polly bug!
      Don't know the scientific name for the little bug that rolls up like a ball when touched, this would be similar to them.

      feeling a little bit of envy for you with this one Brian, great find and post. Lori
    4. Congcu, 4 months ago
      Very nice fossil of a trilobite. Specimens like this are widely available from deposits in Morocco. The rolly-polly bug is also called a sow bug.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      Close.. its a Pillbug...

      "pillbugs can roll themselves up into a protective ball when threatened, like an armadillo; sowbugs cannot. Sowbugs have a pair of short tail-like structures on the end of their bodies; pillbugs do not."
    6. OLECODY OLECODY, 4 months ago
      Pretty cool I love fossils these do get much bigger
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 months ago
      Thank you very much Dave. You have a fine fossil. They may have known each other.

      Thank you very much Scott.

      Thank you very much Lori. If it had the legs it would look like a sow bug.

      Thank you very much Congen. It may have come from there.

      Thank you very much Dave again. I think sow bugs fold up. Yes rpillbugs roll up in a ball/

      And thank you very much Olecody.

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