Abstract : Static deflection and free nonlinear vibrations of thin square plate made of biological material are investigated. The involved physical nonlinearity is described through Neo-Hookean, Mooney-Rivlin and Ogden hyperelastic laws; geometrical nonlinearity is modelled by Novozhilov nonlinear shell theory. The problem is solved by sequentially constructing the local models that describe the behavior of plate in the vicinity of a certain static configuration. These models are the systems of ordinary differential equations with quadratic and cubic nonlinear terms in displacement, which allows application of techniques used in analysis of thin-walled structures of physically linear materials. The comparison of static and dynamic results obtained with different material models is carried out.