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Tiny, ancient fossil shows evidence of the breath of life

November 8, 2018 - General

An international team of scientists from Leicester, Yale, Oxford and London has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved tiny crustacean in 430 million-years-old rocks in Herefordshire, UK. The fossil is a new species of ostracod, a relative of crabs and shrimps and is just a few millimetres long.

The 430 million-year-old ostracod Spiricopia aurita. 7 mm long. The images show the crustacean with its shell
and shell removed,…

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