Mysterious worm fossil is finally classified into proper family treee

August 20, 2014 3:18 AM

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The ancient Hallucigenia sparsa links creatures from the Cambrian age to modern-day velvet worms.

A 505-million-year-old fossil worm called Hallucigenia sparsa has been identified as the progenitor of modern-day velvet worms, described by the Christian Science Monitor as “strange, sluglike creatures with centipede-style legss.”

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