Trilobites. Natural Environment

Trilobites are a fossil group of extinct marine arthropods
that form the class Trilobita.

Trilobites form one of the earliest known groups of arthropods. The first appearance of trilobites in the fossil record defines the base of the Atdabanian stage of the Early Cambrian period (521 million years ago), and they flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic era before beginning a drawn-out decline to extinction when, during the Devonian, all trilobite orders except the Proetids died out. Trilobites finally disappeared in the mass extinction at the end of the Permian about 250 million years ago. The trilobites were among the most successful of all early animals, roaming the oceans for over 270 million years.

Done for Primorsky (Seaside) Oceanarium, Vladivostok, Russia.

Creative director: Alexey Malitsky
Project Menager: Natalia Malitskaya
Scientific consultant: Andrey Atuchin

Thanks to Svetlana Boyko for provided additional references.

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Trilobites in natural environment