TRILOBITA

Anebolithus simplicior

Ordovician trilobite, Anebolithus simplicior, from mid Wales

Trilobita is a class of the phylum Arthropoda. All Arthropods have an external skeleton and many, hollow, jointed legs. Trilobites are divided lengthwise into three lobes, giving the group its name. The legs and antennae are seldom preserved. Trilobites are common from the Cambrian to the Carboniferous, becoming extinct in the Permian.

Anebolithus simplicior is an Ordovician trilobite from mid Wales. The long spines are thought to have supported it on soft surfaces.