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Is this a trilobite? A trilobite is a primitive arthropod (kind of invertebrate)
with a body divided into three sections (cephalon, thorax, pygidium). Trilobites
were the inhabitants of the Cambrian seas (c. 500 m. years ago); they became
extinct in the Permian period (c. 250 m. years ago).
Jorge Candeias, 7 May 2001
Yes, it is the trilobite. The story is simple: Skryje is a village situated
in the paleontologically important region near Prague where the famous
French paleontologist Joachim Barrande described many species of fossil
animals. So the area is called "Barrandien".
Jan Zrzavy, 7 May 2001
It certainly looks like it's supposed to be a trilobite. Is it anywhere
near Klonk? Klonk, a site near Suchomasty, Beroun district, is the Global
Boundary Stratotype for the Silurian-Devonian period boundary, and as such
has considerable claim to fame in the geological realm. Other minor boundary
locations in the Czech Republic (or at least in the former Czechoslovakia)
are at Pozary and Velka Chuckle. I don't know if the boundary is based
on trilobite faunas or not, but it is in the right time frame. It
is quite possible the citizens are very proud of their trilobites.
Rob Raeside, 7 May 2001
Yes, it is a trilobite! The actual flag has a better resolution of the
little animal, almost tridimensional. Mine is very schematic.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 8 May 2001