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Fossil millipede is world's oldest 'bug'

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A 425-million-year-old millipede fossil from the Scottish island of Kerrera is the world's oldest "bug"—older than any known fossil of an insect, arachnid or other related creepy-crawly, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

The findings offer new evidence about the origin and evolution of bugs and plants, suggesting that they evolved much more rapidly than some scientists believe, going from lake-hugging communities to complex forest ecosystems in just 40 million years.

https://phys.org/news/2020-05-world-oldest-bug-fossil-millipede.html

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pallidin

This truly is amazing.

Thanks for sharing...

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