Skip to comments.Find from 425 million years ago with body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system preserved
Posted on 12/12/2012 6:59:54 AM PST by Renfield
An international team of researchers have made an extremely rare discovery of a species of animal - related to crabs, lobsters and shrimps that is new to science.
Scientists from the universities of Leicester, Oxford, Imperial and Yale have announced their discovery of a new and scientifically important fossil species of ostracod in the journal, Proceedings of The Royal Society B.
The discovered species, which is up to 10 millimetres long, is special because it is exceptionally well preserved, complete with not only the shell but also the soft parts its body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system. Such discoveries are extremely rare in the fossil record.
The discovery of the tiny shelled arthropod was made in 425 million year old rocks in Herefordshire, Welsh Borderland. The rocks at the site date to the Silurian period of geological time, when southern Britain was a sea area on a small continent situated in warm, southerly subtropical latitudes. The ostracods and associated marine animals living there were covered by a fall of volcanic ash that preserved them frozen in time....
(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...
This is an oblique frontal view of Pauline avibella. Credit: David J. Siveter, Derek E. G. Briggs, Derek J. Siveter, Mark D. Sutton and Sarah C. Joomun
However, it does show that God's plan says that many species will become extinct.
Is that a computer graphic of the fossil?
Alimentary, dear Watson.
Anyone who values science and knowledge.
You mean like Compulsory Union Membership for Government Employment?.. I sure hope that is in HIS plans.. :)
Isn’t the Plural of “shrimp”, “SHRIMP”????
Yes. Read the article.
> Find from 425 million years ago with body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system preserved
425 million years from now, some scientist will be saying similar things about Keith Richards
I did, I was joking. I didn’t think it was floating in space. I should have put /s, my bad.
At one of his concerts no doubt...
The plural of shrimp of an individual species is “shrimp”. The plural of shrimp species is “shrimps”.
< insert Helen Thomas picture here >
Does it taste good like lobsters, shrimps, or crabs?
ANYTIME ANYONE starts a story with “Millions and Millions of year ago” ya know a FAIRY TALE is comin’!
I kind of knew that....I was just being a smartass. :-)
I believe that it has something to do with being a Father - I take ever question literally now.
Oh please.....they’ll spend millions beyond this point on this thing a ma jig...to what end??