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Phacops rana, the Frog-Eyed Trilobite. 3" L
I had a great deal of difficulty getting the level of detail I wanted in this medium (epoxy - maybe it's my technique, I've seen amazing tiny things done in it), and I'm not happy with this one for that, but I like "Bob" anyway. The legs, antennae and cerci are poseable, within limits, and that's fun.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn! :wow:
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Sutekhian Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've always loved trilobites, that's a gorgeous model, well made!
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Phacops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Trilobites also had biramous appendages. Each leg actually had two legs. One was a standard leg while the other had gill-like cillial appendages for breathing.

Otherwise, nice trilobite.

Is it a Phacops rana rana, or a Phacops rana crassituberculata?
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Fossyl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
i've wanted to make something like this for my future classroom as part of a display on fossils for the kids. you did a great job on it!
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ChibiWorks Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahahaha, this thing is so creepy. I love how detailed it is. I have a fear for the flat pillbugs, but this is really amazing.
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Cool!
I dunno if you seen this site or not, but it has good info on the anatomy of trilobites that are normally absent in popular fossils.
[link]

One thing that fascinates me is that, like horseshoe crabs, many trilobites had chewing plates at the base of their legs, so rather then having mouth-parts up at the front on the head, they were arranged along the length of the body so they could 'chew' by flexing their legs or by walking (hypothetically speaking).
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gaara-abagara Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
wowowow!! I love it!
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007   Photographer
i found my first trillobite this summer! saw u'r image next to mine featured on lBinsanity's feature.......glad i saw.........
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tiganesc Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional
featured in [link] :D
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Terrible-Fish Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
I'm in love with him! These are my favorite creatures! :heart: :+fav:
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FinalCry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007   Writer
That's so awesome!
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cermaith Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007   General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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Patteee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I totally love this bug!
I have a scrab *?* from you and I love him!!!
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cermaith Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   General Artist
Wow you still have it! How's its fur holding up? I feel so terrible, the dino pin got lost in the move.. gonna keep looking for it, gotta be there somewhere. :(
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Patteee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
Yes the fur is still there! Well, I'm sure the pin will show up or I can make you a new one~
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cermaith Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007   General Artist
Glad to hear about the fur! I'll keep looking, I'm sure I wrapped it up for the journey in fabric to keep it safe but haven't seen it yet. Need to get more organized...
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Patteee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Well if you can't find him I'll make you another or something else OK?
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cermaith Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007   General Artist
That's sweet of you, and I'd have to make you something too!
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paulaspixies Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fabulous Detail!
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cermaith Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006   General Artist
Thanks!
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DarkMask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe.. what a cute little guy! :P
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pessimistic-orange Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
sooo cool! Like a giant predetory woodlouse! Incredible sculpting :)
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cermaith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006   General Artist
Sorry, link didn't work.. google search for "giant isopods," amazing critters from the deep.
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cermaith Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006   General Artist
They do look a lot like isopods.. Convergent evolution? Check these out: [link]:official&hs=J2w&q=giant%20isopod&btnG=Search&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi
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RedBarron1234 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Wtf is that thing?

EWWW :D
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oli-bubba Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
wow, incredible
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Amy-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely :D i like this one :heart:
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