Turns out this little guy is a fake according to biologist Patrick J. Schembri in his article in the Sunday Times of Malta. BUT he did exist over 270 million years ago. His name was Diplocaulus and he was once an early salamander-like amphibian. The little guy in the dish seen in the photo is either photo-shopped or a photograph of a toy replica.
Some may be disappointed to learn of the hoax, but it’s still fun to know that creatures like this actually DID exist once upon a time!
Til the next time!