Fossil- Trilobite

Collection: Didactic collection (systematic)

Systematic - Paleontology

Reign: Animalia
Phylum/Division: Arthropoda
Class: Trilobita
Order: Phacopida
Family: Phacopidae
Scientific name: Phacops sternbergi Hawle et Corda, 1847

Geological age

Geochronology (Chronostratigraphy)

Eon (Eontema): Phanerozoic
Era (Eratema): Paleozoic
Period (System): Devonian
Other chronological subdivisions: Devonian

Description: The trilobites are marine Artropoda, extincted at the end of the Palaeozoic, with an oval, elongated, body divided in a head with composite eyes, a segmented torax, and a tail frequently ending with a spine. The body was also divided in three longitudinal lobes, from which the name Trilobite comes from.

Università degli Studi di Padova, Museo di Geologia e Paleontologia

Item code: 23060


  • Allasinaz A., 1991 - Paleontologia generale e sistematica degli Invertebrati, ECIG, Genova; Allasinaz A., 1999 - Invertebrati fossili, UTET, Torino.