Scientists Unravel Mystery behind One of the Oddest Fossils Ever Found

August 19, 2014 6:41 PM

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Scientists Unravel Mystery behind One of the Oddest Fossils Ever Found

A new study by the University of Cambridge in England has linked one of the oddest ever found fossils to modern velvet worms, wormlike animals known to live in tropical forests.

The weird legged worm known as Hallucigenia resided on the ocean floor more than 500 million years ago before reaching extinction. There was a big confusion among researchers for decades over classification of Hallucigenia.

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