This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Fossiled trilobites

Fossiled trilobites

E442/0610

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Fossilised trilobites. This particular species of trilobite is Asaphus punctatus. It represents an intermediate evolutionary stage showing the start of the lengthening of the eye stalks. Trilobites were marine arthropods and were common throughout the world's oceans for millions of years. Most species are thought to have lived on the sea floor in the same way as modern crabs do. Their large eyes helped them to see in the darkness of the seabed. Their flexible backs allowed them to roll up into a tight ball if attacked by predators. They became extinct 65 million years ago at about the same time as the dinosaurs. The specimens in this image have a length of 65mm.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}