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    500-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature With Limbs Under Its Head Unearthed



    Scientists have unearthed extraordinarily preserved fossils of a 520-million-year-old sea creature, one of the earliest animal fossils ever found, according to a new study.

    The fossilized animal, an arthropod called a fuxhianhuiid, has primitive limbs under its head, as well as the earliest example of a nervous system that extended past the head. The primitive creature may have used the limbs to push food into its mouth as it crept across the seafloor. The limbs may shed light on the evolutionary history of arthropods, which include crustaceans and insects.

    "Since biologists rely heavily on organization of head appendages to classify arthropod groups, such as insects and spiders, our study provides a crucial reference point for reconstructing the evolutionary history and relationships of the most diverse and abundant animals on Earth," said study co-author Javier Ortega-Hernández, an earth scientist at the University of Cambridge, in a statement. "This is as early as we can currently see into arthropod limb development."

    The findings were published today (Feb. 27) in the journal Nature.

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    Damn ocean life you ugly

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    Quote Monotony View Post
    Damn ocean life you ugly
    I concur.

    Fossils are awesome.
    " called a fuxhianhuiid," ..a wat?

    It looks like it's making the face. Be cool to see a 3D version of what it might have looked like, though that's a really clear fossil. Or have I just not seen many fossils? Probably the latter.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Eh I take y'all don't care for paleontology.

    Just, kidding
    http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc

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    Quote Jcgrey View Post
    Eh I take y'all don't care for paleontology
    There's a good reason it went extinct. I'm hopeful spiders will join them soon.

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    lol
    http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc

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    That is a really clear looking fossil like Illusion said. Very neat.

    Quote Monotony View Post
    There's a good reason it went extinct. I'm hopeful spiders will join them soon.
    But spiders are awesome. I just saw a spider in my room this morning that was about 6-7 cm long. I thought it was a piece of black fuzz on the floor at first. xD I came super close to stepping on the poor thing. I let it skitter off.

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