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Trilobite

By BarbaraR
Hi all,
Thanks so much for all the good C&C's for the Ammonite upload.
Here's another fossil from my little collection, a Trilobite.
This is Macro shot, the specimen just 2" in length.
Trilobites are remarkable, hard-shelled, segmented creatures
that existed over 520 million years ago in the Earth's ancient seas.
They went extinct before dinosaurs even came into existence, and are
one of the key signature creatures of the Paleozoic Era, the first era to
exhibit a proliferation of the complex life-forms that established the foundation
of life as it is today and are found in the rocks of all continents.
Thanks for looking folks.
Barbara Smile

Tags: Macro Fossil Wildlife and nature Trilobite

Voters: CaroleS, gingerdelight, taggart and 20 more


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Comments


CaroleS Plus
6 420 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 1:02PM
Amazing detail you have captured on this tiny specimen - you have such an interesting collection - Carole

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gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 1:03PM
Again, another interesting piece, both photograph and words!
Carol
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
6 Feb 2012 1:04PM
I knew right away-- a trilobite-- you must have an amazing collection of fossils-- Another well done macro!
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
6 Feb 2012 1:12PM
Fascinating information, Barbara, you have captured this very well. Carol
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Feb 2012 1:38PM
Enjoying the selection of interesting fossils very much, as I did the minerals/rocks. Lovely details in this one and interesting info too.

Ann
Cracking detail lovely shot
mike
6 Feb 2012 4:33PM
kinda weird looking .. great macro
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
6 Feb 2012 6:39PM
I can not help getting excited by the thought of how old these are, an interesting write up too, I am really enjoying your series and look forward to the next upload. - gary
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Feb 2012 10:18PM
Excellent documentary shot and as ever accompanied by such an instructive commentary.
Ronnie.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2012 8:45PM
Fascinated by these creatures. they were food to apparently billions of duo-celled organisms which gives way to us eventually. fascinating-evolution. Paul

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