efforts have been made to understand trilobites as successfully
as those that lead to the creation of A
Guide to the Orders of Trilobites,
an immense and evolving online archive of information gathered
together and synthesized by Sam Gon III.
his understanding of modern biodiversity, he sought to learn more
about biodiversity in ancient times. His ongoing work to understand
all he could about trilobites' biology, morphology and orders created
a resource referenced and enjoyed by many.
to clarify the sometimes confusing images in photographs, illustrations
have been helpful to biologists and paleontologists seeking to
understand structural relationships and differences among organisms.
Careful observation and interpretation of ambiguous morphological
aspects of biological attributes is essential to our comprehension
of organisms' physicality.
this purpose, Sam has created detailed images of many trilobite
species. These drawings can aid our understanding, but also allow
us to appreciate the extreme beauty and variety exhibited by
trilobites. When faced with these images, it's difficult to imagine
world's oceans were once filled with creatures of such alien
designs for so many millions of years, but they were. Many of these
drawings have been posted online in a photo archive. Take some
time and look closely at the amazing diversity and mind-boggling
morphology of the vanished trilobites."
Andrew Scott's Triloblog