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Half-a-billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies

March 24, 2019 - General

One of the ocean’s little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures.

The holotype specimen of Daihua sanqiong [Credit: Yang Zhao]Comb jellies occupy a pivotal place in the history of animal evolution with some arguing that they were among the first animals to evolve. Now an international team of…

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