The crustacean-like animal lived long before the first dinosaurs emerged.
A molecule in 640-million-year-old rocks, well before the Cambrian Explosion, comes from a simple sea sponge, according to new research from MIT.
The creatures hunted down their prey and used their many legs to wrestle them into submission, newly discovered fossils suggest
The animal that once lived in the ancient sea looks like a bird's nest in fossil form.
The specimen, approximately 560 million years old, contains fibrous bundles that appear to be muscle tissue, an important evolutionary adaptation.
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One of the first predators of its day, the creature sported compound eyes, body armor and two spiky claws for grabbing prey.
A fossilized brain in the preserved remains of an extinct arthropod reveals an ancient nervous system remarkably similar to that of modern-day spiders and scorpions.