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Eight-armed animal preceded dinosaurs

Posted on Sunday, 2 November, 2008 | Comment icon 4 comments


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"An eight-armed creature that looked more like a modern party favor than a living animal colonized a large section of the world's oceans over 300 million years before the first dinosaurs emerged, suggests a new study."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by exiledangel on 2 November, 2008, 15:46
pretty much a sea star :/ i was hoping it'd be some kind of weird freaky human spider or eight legged dinosaur lolz
Comment icon #2 Posted by kobolds on 3 November, 2008, 8:33
pretty much a sea star :/ i was hoping it'd be some kind of weird freaky human spider or eight legged dinosaur lolz nope look like spider http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eoandromeda.png
Comment icon #3 Posted by ShadowSot on 3 November, 2008, 8:49
nope look like spider http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eoandromeda.png May have looked like a spider, but it was more of a jellyfish.
Comment icon #4 Posted by exiledangel on 3 November, 2008, 17:48
How can you say that looks like a spider?? look at it. spiders die on their backs with their legs curled up i agree with shadowsot. it looks more like a jellyfish. besides, wikipedia isn't an authentic source for information


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