Trilobite fossil cast reproduction Acadoparadoxides

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Acadoparadoxides Trilobite plaque cast replica

Acadoparadoxides is an extinct genus of redlichiid trilobite belonging to the family Paradoxididae. These fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivores lived in the Middle Cambrian (abt 535 Ma).

Plaque Length. 560x460mm/22x18in.
Item code: P047

 

Trilobite Tuesday 

Trilobite means three lobes, and their exoskeletons are divided into-you guessed it!-three parts lengthwise. The middle (axial) lobe protected the digestive system while the outer (pleural) lobes are where the legs attached.

This specimen shows that these animals are also divided into three major sections, starting with the head (cephalon) then the accordion-looking thorax, pygidium bringing up the rear.

This now-extinct group of marine arthropods roamed the oceans for years. Simple but successful.

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