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Find from 425 million years ago with body, limbs, eyes, gills and alimentary system preserved
PhysOrg ^ | 12-11-2012

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 ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; paleontology

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

1 posted on 12/12/2012 7:00:01 AM PST by Renfield
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To: Renfield
Who the hell cares?? Except money grubbing "GRANT' folks.

However, it does show that God's plan says that many species will become extinct.

2 posted on 12/12/2012 7:04:10 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Renfield

Is that a computer graphic of the fossil?


3 posted on 12/12/2012 7:07:25 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Renfield

Alimentary, dear Watson.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 7:09:14 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Sacajaweau
“Who the hell cares?? Except money grubbing “GRANT’ folks.”

Anyone who values science and knowledge.

5 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:31 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Sacajaweau
However, it does show that God's plan says that many species will become extinct.

You mean like Compulsory Union Membership for Government Employment?.. I sure hope that is in HIS plans.. :)

6 posted on 12/12/2012 7:11:41 AM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Renfield

Isn’t the Plural of “shrimp”, “SHRIMP”????


7 posted on 12/12/2012 7:13:47 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: EEGator

Yes. Read the article.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 7:14:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Renfield

> 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


9 posted on 12/12/2012 7:16:09 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I did, I was joking. I didn’t think it was floating in space. I should have put /s, my bad.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:21 AM PST by EEGator
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To: mbarker12474
425 million years from now, some scientist will be saying similar things about Keith Richards

At one of his concerts no doubt...

11 posted on 12/12/2012 7:24:53 AM PST by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: left that other site

The plural of shrimp of an individual species is “shrimp”. The plural of shrimp species is “shrimps”.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 7:30:40 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: left that other site
The way I read it, “shrimps” is meant to include other members of the suborder Caridea, and not more than one shrimp on the bah-beee.
13 posted on 12/12/2012 7:32:18 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Renfield

< insert Helen Thomas picture here >


14 posted on 12/12/2012 7:37:11 AM PST by twister881
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To: Renfield

Does it taste good like lobsters, shrimps, or crabs?


15 posted on 12/12/2012 7:37:26 AM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Renfield

ANYTIME ANYONE starts a story with “Millions and Millions of year ago” ya know a FAIRY TALE is comin’!


16 posted on 12/12/2012 7:39:18 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Renfield; NativeSon

I kind of knew that....I was just being a smartass. :-)


17 posted on 12/12/2012 7:41:23 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
Somewhere along the line, I've lost my ability to detect that sort of thing; sarcasm has also fled.

I believe that it has something to do with being a Father - I take ever question literally now.

18 posted on 12/12/2012 7:50:08 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Oh please.....they’ll spend millions beyond this point on this thing a ma jig...to what end??


19 posted on 12/12/2012 7:52:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: twister881

lets not.


20 posted on 12/12/2012 7:52:59 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: Renfield

Butter sauce or cocktail sauce....?

That is my only question!


21 posted on 12/12/2012 7:59:53 AM PST by GraceG
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To: left that other site

Not necessarily. My preference is to use “shrimps” when I mean to enumerate a discrete quantity, and shrimp solely as a collective noun, but both “shrimps” and “shrimp” are acceptable plurals.

In this case, I think the author uses “shrimps,” because he is speaking of multiple populations of shrimp, just as one might use “sands.”


22 posted on 12/12/2012 8:02:07 AM PST by dangus
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To: NativeSon

No problem, FRiend.

Sometimes my jokes are pretty lame. (LOL!)


23 posted on 12/12/2012 8:02:07 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Down here in the south, it’s pronounced, swumps.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 8:05:38 AM PST by mothball
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To: Renfield

it looks like it ate several baby dinosaurs and a few cockroaches.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 8:09:10 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: dangus

Nevertheless, these shrimps are lost in the sands of times./s

:-)


26 posted on 12/12/2012 8:09:57 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: mothball

LOL!


27 posted on 12/12/2012 8:20:20 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Renfield

One don’t count...Let’s see 2 or more of ‘em...


28 posted on 12/12/2012 8:29:21 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: US Navy Vet

ANYTIME ANYONE starts a story with “Millions and Millions of year ago” ya know a young earther will show up and hijack the thread.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 8:51:01 AM PST by DManA
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To: EEGator

Or maybe the paper mache art project from Kindergarden???


30 posted on 12/12/2012 10:36:10 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TheBattman

That would be an excellent work of art from a Kindergarten student. I only wrapped paper mache around an empty salad dressing container.


31 posted on 12/12/2012 10:47:26 AM PST by EEGator
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To: left that other site

Yes, the plural of shrimp is shrimp. As is deer, deer.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 11:36:57 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Thank you for agreeing!

Ever since I announced my little bit of grammatical heresy, I have been eating a steady diet of worms.

Not NEARLY as tasty as SHRIMP, although the right sauce can make ever worms taste good.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 5:26:19 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


34 posted on 12/15/2012 11:28:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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