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Bothriolepis 3d printed Devonian placoderm

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Devonian placoderm
Bothriolepis 3d printed Devonian placoderm
Bothriolepis 3d printed Devonian placoderm

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Bothriolepis 3d printed Devonian placoderm
Bothriolepis 3d printed Devonian placoderm

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3D printed in fully colored material with a coarse finish and a delicate feel.
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An extinct marine placoderm from the Middle to late Devonian Period (370-360mya).

Bothriolepis was the most successful genus of any placoderm and its remains have been found right around the world with some of the most notable deposits in Canada and Australia.  It had a heavily armoured body and distinctive spine-like pectoral fins. Bothriolepis was a member of the order Antiarchi (gk. opposite anus). Although antiarchs probably had limited upper body mobility it is clear they still had the ability to traverse widely through the water column.

Despite its heavy armour, bothriolepis is not considered to have been an overly active predator because it had such a small ventral mouth. Instead it is believed to have been a benthic creature that ate plant material and small invertebrates by filtering sediment. Its distinctive pectoral limbs were probably used to lift the body clear of the bottom or to sweep sediment over itself as camouflage.

Paleozoo is a collection of creature models that looks at the anatomy of some of the earliest forms of life on the planet.

A small amount of finishing is recommended upon receipt of model. To add further character paint a small amount of high gloss black enamel onto the eyeball.


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