Thursday 13 December 2012

fossil is new species

Pauline avibella 425m-year-old fossil 'a new species'
Fossils discovered of 425-million-year-old tiny shrimp-like creatures are of a species new to science, say experts. Found in Herefordshire, the invertebrates were preserved by volcanic ash when the UK had a subtropical climate. The fossils show the animals' shells and soft tissues, such as eyes and limbs, the Leicester experts say. Prof David Siveter said the species, named Pauline avibella in honour of his late wife, was a rare discovery.

any new species discovery is good for cryptozoologists because it shows  there is so much left to discover.

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