Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins

15 octubre 2014

More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world’s most bizarre fossils have been identified as distant relatives of humans. The fossils belong to 500-million-year-old blind water creatures, known to scientists as «vetulicolians.» Alien-like in appearance, these marine creatures were «filter-feeders» shaped like a figure-of-8.