This detailed, anatomically correct model (210 mm long - scale 1:4) has been created by paleoartist Bruce Currie under the guidance of Dr Jean-Bernard Caron of the Royal Ontario Museum Canada and it is made of gypsum and plastic composite parts using state of the art 3D printing technology.
After initial printing and assembly the model undergoes a secondary process that enhances surface quality, accentuates colouration and provides protection against UV damage and handling. This model also receives a small amount of hand finishing before being packaged.
- This is a carefully researched model
- 8.26 inches/21 cm
Anomalocaris canadensis is an extinct stem-group arthropod from the Cambrian period (~ 505 mya) and it is one of the most famous and intriguing organisms in all of paleontology. With an unusual morphology that includes interleaving lobes along the side of its body, stalked compound eyes, a circular plate-rimmed mouth and a pair of distinctive grasping forelimbs, Anomalocaris was a giant of its time and is thought to have been one of nature's first apex predators.