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Portuguese trove of trilobite fossils

Finds include largest known specimen and groups caught in the act of molting and spawning

3:50pm, May 5, 2009

Fossils unearthed at a slate quarry in northern Portugal include those of the largest known trilobites, as well as immense assemblages — some a thousand strong — that suggest the creatures exhibited social behavior.

Trilobites, an extremely successful but now long-extinct group of arthropods, strolled ancient seafloors for millions of years. The n

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