Inktober 2019 - week 2

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Continuing with this year’s #Inktober project: A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites.

See Week 1 here. You can also follow along on my Instagram and Twitter, @FlyingTrilobite.

The “Maple Bumastus” is a jellybean-shaped tree-dwelling trilobite that chews through the stems of autumn leaves and rides them to the ground. A low, droning “wheeee” sound may be heard.

During the final hours of the Fossil Wars, the Bruce Peninsula Battalion survivors all reported the same apparition.

20 years after the war, “Thysanopeltis pax” became a popular image on AR t-shirts.

—from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites

“The modern proliferation of winged trilobites is as much a product of scientific meme-based humour as it is of genetic and ecological terrorism. Example: the terrifying & beautiful ’Cyphaspis aestiva’.”

—from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites



‪“Revivification of this trilobite revealed the function of its mysterious “trident” appendage. ‬  “The remarkably elastic cephalon trident gave this trilobite an easy and unusual escape from predators.  ‪”During the war, they were used in a carrier pigeon role with mixed success.” —from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites ‬

‪“Revivification of this trilobite revealed the function of its mysterious “trident” appendage. ‬

“The remarkably elastic cephalon trident gave this trilobite an easy and unusual escape from predators.

‪”During the war, they were used in a carrier pigeon role with mixed success.” —from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites ‬

‪“While the exact nature of the ritual that led *homo ergaster* to hurl their Acheulian hand-axes into piles is unknown, the discovery of a unique cache of these finely-crafted tools, laden with trilobite fossils, led to the start of the Fossil Wars.”   —from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites

‪“While the exact nature of the ritual that led *homo ergaster* to hurl their Acheulian hand-axes into piles is unknown, the discovery of a unique cache of these finely-crafted tools, laden with trilobite fossils, led to the start of the Fossil Wars.”

—from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites

“With missions to the enigmatic Comet Phacops so far unsuccessful, astropaleontologists are still unclear if the “comet” represents debris blown into space during the Cambrian, a sculpture by a rogue environmental-artist, or an alarming advance by modern genetic hobbyists.”  —from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites

“With missions to the enigmatic Comet Phacops so far unsuccessful, astropaleontologists are still unclear if the “comet” represents debris blown into space during the Cambrian, a sculpture by a rogue environmental-artist, or an alarming advance by modern genetic hobbyists.”

—from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites