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Fossil: Feeding limbs and nervous system

carapace chengjiangocaris kunmingensis fuxinhuiid fossil

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Until now, all fossils found of this extremely early soft-bodied animal featured heads covered by a wide shell or 'carapace', obscuring underlying contents from detailed study.

But a new fossil-rich site in South China has been found to contain arthropod examples where the carapace has literally been 'flipped' over before fossilisation – allowing scientists to examine the fuxianhuiid head to an unprecedented extent.

http://phys.org/news...st-animals.html

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