Cambrian Fossil Unearthed In Morocco May Shed Light On Evolution Of Starfish, Sea Urchins

June 26, 2013 6:16 PM

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Cambrian Fossil Unearthed In Morocco May Shed Light On Evolution Of Starfish, Sea Urchins

A new fossilized, cigar-shaped creature that lived about 520 million years ago has been unearthed in Morocco.

The newfound species, Helicocystis moroccoensis, has "characteristics that place it as the most primitive echinoderm that has fivefold symmetry," said study co-author Andrew Smith, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, referring to the group of animals that includes starfish and ...

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