New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site

27 marzo 2015

What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes and prominent grasping appendages that lived as much as 508 million years ago — more than 250 million years before the first dinosaur.