Cute Trilobite

Is it just me or does this look like a cute little monster to you? With a pair of eyes and a bit of atrilobite-3 smile, this cute trilobite looks more like a cute monster from a fairy tale than a prehistoric creature.

He is a cheiruridae; one of the thousands of species of trilobites. His remains were fossilized and thanks to an  entry in the 1911 Encyclopedia, we get to enjoy this cute trilobite drawing.



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