Click on the image or here to view the National Geographic video re-creating the ancient mollusk via 3-D printing.
Using innovative model-building techniques, specialists in the U.S. and Denmark have created a lifelike reconstruction of an ancient mollusk, offering a vivid portrait of a creature that lived 390 million years ago. The model helps answer questions about where the animal, called a multiplacophoran, fit in the tree of life. A short video hosted by National Geographic shows how the Danish modelmaker, Esben Horn, worked with UT Austin scientist Jakob Vinther to recreate the beast.
National Geographic story and video
High-resolution Photos from Jackson School of Geosciences