This Trilobite was one of many Trilobites collected in Bunderbach, Germany in the summer of 2016. Of the original 50, this is the last one. The Hunsruck Slates are famous for their fossil marine fauna.
Phacops is a genus of trilobites in the order Phacopida, family Phacopidae, that lived in Europe, northwestern Africa, North and South America and China from the Early until the very end of the Devonian, with a broader time range described from the Late Ordovician. It was a rounded animal, with a globose head and large eyes, and probably fed on detritus.Phacops is often found rolled up, a biological defense mechanism that is widespread among smaller trilobites but further perfected in this genus.