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Portuguese trove of trilobite fossils

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

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.

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