Hidden fossil site yields bizarre 500-million-year-old predator

March 29, 2015 4:48 PM

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Hidden fossil site yields bizarre 500-million-year-old predator

Unlike modern arthropods, Yawunik kootenayi, had dual-purpose limbs for hunting and grabbing prey. 

A newly discovered Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists when it came to using their limbs.

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