Ampyx sp.

Formation: Saint Chinian, Montaige noire.

Age: Ordovician.

Size: body 1.2 cms, all the trilobite 3.3 cms


Good example of this famous formation, they are not as easy to found as their “brothers” from Morocco, in Morocco is not difficult to see the Ampyx in line with 5 or more trilobites, the theories says that they were blind or live in areas with difficult visibility, and have to touch, with the long spines, the one in the front for don´t getting lost, also the long spines is a defense sistem for the fossil. In the  Trinucleids from this formación, is not easy to found completes ones.