September 21, 2012

Protobalanus spinicoronatus reconstructed using CT scans of a fossil, 3D printing and clay modelling. By Jakob Vinther and Esben Horn.

Great VIDEO about the process HERE.

Also, take a look at its modern relative, the chiton: Primitive Sea Creature Sports Eyes Made of Rock. I discovered the whole thing thanks to this post from rhamphotheca

UPDATE: more photos here

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