|“||Looks a bit like a giant woodlouse, but of course it's a Trilobite.||„|
|— Allen, about Trilobites|
Trilobites (name meaning "Three Lobes") are a genus of marine arachnomorph arthropods that originated during the Early Cambrian Era in every ocean on Earth.
In the Series Premiere, "No Ordinary Pilot Safari", dozens of Trilobites were brought to the park. They reside in the Primeval Aquarium exhibit.
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Among the first creatures that ever lived on planet Earth, Trilobites lived in various parts around the world during the Cambrian and the Silurian, 530-408 million years ago. They were first discovered in 1771.
They ranged in size from a microscopic size, a millimeter in length, to the largest species, Isotelus, which grew to an enormous 72 cm long (which was about as big as they got). These sea creatures were arthropods and evolved sturdy skeletons on the outside of their bodies. There are no relatives of these creatures alive in the 21st century but up to 15,000 species of trilobites.
- Trilobites were the first creatures to be brought back to the park.