4-Eyed Daddy Longlegs Helps Explain Arachnid Evolution

April 10, 2014 6:00 PM

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4-Eyed Daddy Longlegs Helps Explain Arachnid Evolution

The ancient ancestors of today's harvestmen, the spider-like arachnids sometimes called "daddy longlegs," had not just one, but two sets of eyes, a newfound fossil reveals.

The recent discovery of this harvestman fossil in eastern France may shed light on the evolution of these arachnids, which can be found on every continent except Antarctica, the researchers said.

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