Tag: Arthropods

A”shrimp” 500 million years ago was first discovered

The unicorn is an auspicious beast in ancient Chinese mythology. According to legend, its body combines the characteristics of a variety of animals, including lion head, antlers, tiger eyes, moose body, dragon scales, and ox tail. A few days ago,”Nature” magazine recently reported that a strange-looking fossil discovered more than 500 million years ago by scientists from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is called”unicorn shrimp”, which adds another powerful hammer to the theory of biological evolution. .

2020-11-05

The Cambrian”Five Eyes” fossils appear in”Nature”! More than 500 million years ago, the”unicorn shrimp” fills the key gap in evolution

Figure 1:Ecological restoration of Chengjiang fauna (drawing by Yang Dinghua) Early this morning, the British magazine”Nature” reported an animal fossil that looked like a shrimp more than 500 million years ago, discovered by the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The body of this animal combines the characteristics of the giant marine predator”exotic shrimp” and arthropods (such as insects, shrimps and crabs) at that time. It is known as the”unicorn” of the Cambrian and named”the Zhang’s unicorn shrimp” .

2020-11-05

New discovery by the Chinese Academy of Sciences team! Fossil”unicorn shrimp” 500 million years ago reveals the mystery of the origin of arthropods

On November 5th, the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the discovery of a shrimp-like animal fossil-“unicorn shrimp”. This fossil comes from more than 500 million years ago and has both true arthropod and arthropod ancestor types. The multiple features of, are transitional species that open up the mystery of the origin of arthropods, adding evidence to the theory of biological evolution.

2020-11-05