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SciCafe: Trilobite Takedown

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

fossil of trilobite paradoxides gracilis

Whether you revel in their many Paleozoic permutations, view them as bizarre remnants of a distant time, or are a devotee of #TrilobiteTuesday, there’s no denying that trilobites are fascinating. These fossil arthropods were among the first animals to show up in large numbers in the fossil record, and they lived for almost 300 million years before going extinct. Join Assistant Curator Melanie Hopkins as she unlocks the early evolution of animals using trilobites as the key.


This SciCafe occured on February 7, 2018. Hear the full talk in this episode of the Science@AMNH podcast, or watch a video version below:



This program is made possible by OceanX, an initiative of the Dalio Foundation, as part of its generous support of the special exhibition Unseen Oceans and its related educational activities and public programs.