Trilobites: Hoplolichas plautini (Class
Trilobita; Order Lichida)
on 115 by 55 matirx
Asery level, St. Petersburg region, Wolchow river, Russia
specticular trilobites inspire awe at nature's creativity. Such
a display of defensive spines was the outcome of an evolutionary
arms race well underway in the Ordovician as predators gained
more attributes to eat well, and their prey adapted attributes to
avoid being eaten. With more than 100 sharp spines adorning its
exoskeleton, Hoplolichas plautini must have been a surprising morsal
to the predators of the Ordovician seas.
such as this require about six weeks of preparation. It's presentation
is life-like, and it is hard to imagine a more three-dimensional
display of a trilobite.