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After The Largest Extinction Event on Earth, These Animals Were The First to Recover

The Permian–Triassic extinction event, which happened roughly 252 million years ago, is colloquially known as the Great Dying because of the way it obliterated life on Earth – almost ending it completely. It’s the most severe extinction event in history.   Life did recover however, and new research identifies that deposit feeders like worms and […]

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This Weird-Looking Aquatic Arthropod Didn’t Have Eyes And Used ‘Stilts’ to Get Around

Paleontologists recently announced the discovery of an “exceptionally well preserved” ancient animal near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe in southern Ontario, Canada, in a stone quarry that is such a hotbed for marine fossils that scientists have dubbed the area “Paleo Pompeii.”   Named Tomlinsonus dimitrii, the species represented by the specimen is part […]