In an ancient lake in Canada full of sea fossils, researchers have discovered a strange thing: a blind arthropod used stilts to get around!
A quarry overflows near Lake Simco in southern Canada . As recently as the so-called “Paleo Pompeii”! In this quarry, scientists have discovered Dating fromThe second period It stretches from 488 million years ago to 444 million years ago. At the time, there was no quarry, but water, more precisely the shallow tropical ocean that covers much of present-day Canada. Little by little, the storms changed the landscape and covered the sea And its citizens simultaneously. “What we see is the rapid burial of these creatures that lived on this flat, shallow ocean floor and was repeatedly crushed by storms by large underwater landslides.”Says Joseph Moiziuk, the first author of a study published in the journal And Scalable at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Within “Paleo Pompeii”, the group , Marrellomarps that inhabited the oceans 450 million years ago. His body, in particular, is exceptionally well-preserved because of its soft body, the researchers say!To say the least, he discovered an amazing creature! Named Tomlinsonus DmitryIt belongs to a class
Well-preserved Marrellomarp Arthropod
Like other arthropods such as spiders, it has several pairs of legs on its body, the most unusual being: “Below the head are these wonderful pair of joints, which are very long and have foot-like projections at the terminal ends, which we think will be used to move its way across the ocean.J. Moysiuk explains. He also appears to be blindAll. ⁇