This is a High quality 3D painted model 10:1 size of Pikaia gracilens.
Pikaia is an extinct cephalochordate known from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of British Columbia. Are known 114 specimens. Its anatomy confirm its place in the chordates and explore with varying degrees its relationships to both extant and extinct chordates and other deuterostomes. The body of Pikaia shows a fusiform shape, laterally compressed and possesses about 100 myomeres. The head is small, bilobed and bears two narrow tentacles. There is no evidence for eyes.
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All our models are based on latest scientific publications:
Simon Conway Morris and Jean-Bernard Caron, Pikaia gracilens Walcott, a stem-groupchordate from the Middle Cambrian of British Columbia.Biol. Rev. (2012), 87, pp. 480–512.
3D model of Pikaia gracilens (Walcott)
size: 12 cm
model Scale 10:1
material: Resin with 25 micron resolution scale
Project: Di Silvestro Gianpaolo
modellist: Simone Rasetti
Painter: Luca Vergerio