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Ancient spider fossils, surprisingly preserved in rock, reveal reflective eyes

February 13, 2019 - General

Usually, soft-bodied species like spiders aren’t fossilized in rock like animals with bones and teeth. More often, ancient spiders and insects are more likely to be discovered preserved in amber.

Fossil specimen discovered in Korea with reflective eyes, a feature still apparent under light
[Credit: Paul Selden]Yet a new paper in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, co-written by a University of Kansas researcher, describes fossil…

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