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Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion

January 17, 2020 - General

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both ancient oceans and on land.

The fossil (left) was unearthed in Wisconsin in 1985. Scientists analyzed it and discovered the ancient animal’s
respiratory and circulatory organs (centre) were…

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