This little trilobite crawled on the ocean floor over 400 million years ago. His species had smaller eyes than many other species and was probably a sluggish swimmer. A large number of their fossils are found in the Midwest U.S. where warm shallow oceans once dominated the continents.
Scientific Name: Calymene, celebra
Common Name: Trilobite
Phylum: Arthropod (means jointed legs) Largest and most successful phylum, includes insects
Class: Trilobite (means three lobes)
Order: Phacopida (means lens face)
Genus: Calymene (means beautiful crescent as a reference to the glabella facial structure (the axial lobe of the cephalon or head forming a dome)