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Perirehaedulus richardsi (Keith Richards, trilobite)
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Perirehaedulus richardsi (Keith Richards, trilobite)

Trilobites – an extinct class of sea-living arthropods that died out 250 million years ago – have some of the most rock & roll names in biological history. This species was named after the Rolling Stones' legendary guitarist.

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