Paladin (Kaskia) bedici
Trilobites are a group of extinct arthropods.
Their body was segmented into the cephalon (head), segmented thorax
(body), and pygidium (tail). Their back was covered with a hard
three-part chitinous skeleton divided into the head, thoracic and tail
shield. The trilobites bore a long central axis, or axial lobe, flanked
on each side by the lateral lobe. The exoskeleton (external skeleton)
was divided lengthwise into three prominent lobes, the medially located
axial lobe and two lateral pleural lobes (on each side of the body).
Trilobites were in the Palaeozoic
Era one of the most important and the most numerous animal
species. The oldest specimens appeared in the Early Cambrian Epoch,
about 520 million years ago and last ones died out at the end of the
Palaeozoic Era about 250 million years ago.
The trilobite species
Paladin (Kaskia) bedici depicted on the stamp lived together with two
other trilobite species and two subspecies on the territory of
The image is from PMS
Spodnje Pocivale in the Late Carboniferous Epoch, a little more than
290 million years ago and represented the most important Carboniferous
trilobite fauna in the Karavanke. Spodnje Pocivale in Javorniski Rovt
is a very rich collecting area of Late Carboniferous fossils where
several samples of the new trilobite species were found, among them the
whole exoskeleton. The species was described by Prof. Gerhard Hahn and
Renata Hahn from the Marburg University . At Anton Ramovs's suggestion,
the species was named bedici in honour of the Jesenice-native
, who contributed a great deal to the very rich
collection from the Jesenice area.
Above text is from
official press release of Posta Slovenij, written by Anton Ramovs
Anton Ramovš (17 December 1924 –
1 May 2011) was a Slovene geologist and paleontologist., who
was born in Dolenja Vas near Železniki in 1924. He studied at the
University of Ljubljana and graduated in 1950 and obtained his
doctorate in 1956. He worked at the University of Ljubljana. His main
area of research was petrographic and geological mapping. He died in
He won the Levstik
Award in 1961 for his books Zemlja skozi milijone let and Geološki
izleti po ljubljanski okolici (Earth Over Millions of Years and
Geological Outings Around Ljubljana).
Bedic (27. november 1923 - 15.
was collector of
fossils and museums friend, who found the trilobit.
Bedic collection of fossils has about 20,000 specimens,
representatives of various animal groups. About 4,000 of it are
prepared. The major part of the collection is owned by Gornjesavski
Museum Jesenice that her best part since 1993 continuously provides on
display to visitors in Ruard manor house in Jesenice, a small part of
it is owned by Lady Anne bedic.