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Rapid growth of cambrian sea predator revealed


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Rapid growth of cambrian sea predator revealed


Around 500 million years ago, during the Cambrian Explosion, Earth witnessed a remarkable diversification of animals, marking the emergence of the first sizable marine predators. Among these ancient creatures was Amplectobelua symbrachiata, a member of the Radiodonta group—relatives of contemporary arthropods. Towering at almost one meter in length, Amplectobelua symbrachiata is easily identifiable by its formidable spiny feeding appendages.

Despite the increasing recognition of the diversity within radiodonts, our understanding of the growth patterns and evolving ecological roles of these creatures has remained notably limited—until now.

Read More: ➡️ The Daily Science


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