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Trilobite Facts

Name Means
"Three lobes"
Type
Pre-dinosaur sea creatures
Lived When
Cambrian-Permian (540-248 million years ago)
Segements
2-44
Length
1/32 to 15 inches
Weapons
Spines on its legs
Diet
Plankton, worms, other trilobites
Habitat
Every sea and ocean

Interesting
Trilobite
Facts

Trilobites were a little like crabs, scuttling around on their jointed, spined legs.

Trilobites could be very small, less than an inch, or bigger than a ruler.

Trilobites shed their shell so their body could grow, like a lot of today's sea creatures.

Trilobites eyes were solid crystal!

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Trilobites had 3 sections: a head, body and tail.

Trilobites were an early, simple form of life
that was so successful they were around for 300 million years!

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