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Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Donating to the Museum
In Animal Crossing
"Well, what do we have hoo? A trilobite, if I'm not terribly mistaken. Yes, yes. Very nice indeed. This is quite a beautiful specimen, as well. Quite! You're to be congratulated! Well then, where to begin? Trilobites...Ah, yes...Trilobites were hard-shelled segmented arthropods, which populated the Paleozoic seas long before dinosaurs existed. There were over 15,000 species of known trilobites, and more are discovered each year, wot wot! This makes them the single most diverse group of extinct organisms ever! Amazing! Truly remarkable, you know! They are, however, extinct: no living descendants whatsoever. The constant perils of nature and quite formidable indeed."
In Wild World
"Hoo my, simply marvelous! This fossil is an outstanding specimen. Trilobites existed long before the dinosaurs, I'll have you know. At the time, there were very few enemies, so they absolutely thrived, wot! For protection, much like a...blech...pill bug, they would roll up into a ball. Oh, forgive my babbling! The very thought of these beasts gets me atwitter!"
In City Folk
"Hoo, this fossil is a truly outstanding specimen! Trilobites were around long before the age of the dinosaurs, eh wot? They were quite numerous, and as a result, much research has been done on these fellows. In point of fact, scientists date geological strata based on them. It's almost like they're your guides for time traveling!"
In New Leaf
"Similar in appearance to a wood louse, the trilobite was an ancient sea-dwelling arthropod. It could range between 4 mm and 70 cm in length, depending on various factors. The trilobite was one of the first creatures to have eyes and the ability to detect enemies and prey."
In New Horizons
"Trilobites were ancient and extinct before the dinosaurs ever appeared! It boggles the mind! Hoo! They were also one of the most successful classes of animal ever, existing for over 300 million years. Some 50,000 species have been identified in sizes ranging from three millimeters to over two feet! Alas, that is the very limit of my enthusiasm for them, though-they look rather too much like bugs."
In Real Life
Trilobites were one of the earliest groups of arthropods, and one of the most successful groups of early animals. They first appear 521 million years ago in the Cambrian period, already highly diverse. Their biodiversity, combined with wide geographic ranges and easily fossilized exoskeletons, lend to an extensive fossil record, with over 20,000 species in ten orders described over their almost 300 million years in existence. They flourished throughout the lower Paleozoic, particularly the Ordovician period, during which nine of the orders coexisted. Trilobites also had diverse lifestyles: some on the sea floor were predators, scavengers, or filter-feeders; some fed on plankton in the open ocean; and some even could crawl on land. However, they suffered a slow decline through the upper Devonian; only four families from the order Proetida survived the Devonian period, and by the end of the Permian, only four genera from two families (Brachymetopidae and Phillipsiidae) remained. These last two families went extinct during the Permian-Triassic extinction 252 million years ago, which was the worst mass extinction in the history of Earth, killing 96% of marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species.
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.
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