A close look at the nervous system of the gorgeously iridescent animal known as the comb jelly has led a team of scientists to propose a new evolutionary history: one for the comb jelly, and one for everybody else."It's a paradox," said Leonid Moroz, a neurobiologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville and lead author of a paper in today's Nature about the biology of the comb jelly nervous system. "These are animals with a complex nervous system, but they basically use a completely different chemical language" from every other animal. "You have to explain it one way or another."The way Moroz explains it is with an evolutionary scenario—one that's at odds with traditional accounts of animal evolution.
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This is good news for cryptozoologists because its means cryptids could have evolved differently and therefore be unknown to modern science .
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