Arthropods & Trilobites Meeting - Congress - Symposium
Prague, Czech Republic, and Sardinia, Italy
Summer 2012

TRILO 2012 Conference
The 5th Conference on Trilobites and their relatives, 1st July – 4th July 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

Yuta Shiino

Name:Dr. Yuta Shiino
Institution:National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan
Address:Yuta Shiino
Department of Geology
National Museum of Nature and Science
4-1-1, Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan



Exquisite hydrodynamic morphology of remopleuridid trilobite Hypodicranotus striatulus: Functional insights into the mode of life

Y. Shiino, O. Kuwazuru, Y. Suzuki, S. Ono & C. Masuda
Section: Palaeobiology and palaeoecology, Presentation: Poster
Biomechanics, Ecomorphology, Evolution, Remopleurididae, Trilobita
Swimming capability of trilobite Hypodicranotus was verified through computational fluid dynamics simulations. The results of flow structure show that the form of exoskeleton is well streamlined with less flow detachment around the model. In addition, effaced exoskeleton reduced drag force under conditions of higher flow velocities, and long-pronged hypostome obtained positive modest lift force in wide range of flow velocities. Hence, we concluded that exoskeletal morphology of Hypodicranotus resulted from the adaptation to be a high-performance swimmer..


NEW PHOTOS: Participant's photos
Participant's photos

NEW PHOTOS: Sessions and dinner
Photos from sessions and the conference dinner

NEW PHOTOS: Mid-conference trip
Photos from Mid-conference field trip

NEW PHOTOS: Pre-conference trip and Icebreaker party
Photos from Pre-conference field trip and the Icebreaker party


26th – 29th June: Field trip
Lower Palaeozoic of the Barrandian area, Czech Rep.

1st – 4th July: Conference
Geoscience Building of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, Albertov 6, Praha 2, Prague, Czech Republic (maps)

5th – 9th July: Field trips
Sardinian Lower Palaeozoic, Italy and Late Palaeozoic in Moravia, Czech Republic


Oldřich Fatka
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

Petr Budil
Czech geological Survey
Prague, Czech Republic

Contact e-mail:
conf (at) trilo2012 (dot) org

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