May 21, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Scorpions, spiders, lobsters, millipedes, and flies — they all evolved from a common ancestor, the “scissor-armed” Cambrian-era arthropod kooteninchela deppi, whose recently discovered 505-million-year-old fossil may vastly change our understanding of how all modern lifeforms emerged. But how does one aptly name an extinct, sea-dwelling, pincer-clawed megaceiran mofo? Same as how boy-crazy tweens have named […]

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