Five-eyed fossil ‘shrimp’ found in China could be evolutionary ‘missing link’

//Five-eyed fossil ‘shrimp’ found in China could be evolutionary ‘missing link’

Five-eyed fossil ‘shrimp’ found in China could be evolutionary ‘missing link’

The discovery of a five-eyed shrimp-like creature that lived about 520 million years ago may end a long-running debate about the evolution of Earth’s most common animals.Arthropods, ranging from lobsters and crabs to spiders and millipedes, make up around 80 per cent of all animal species alive today and are characterised by their hard exoskeleton.But their evolution has long remained something of a mystery, because their ancient ancestors carry a variety of features that their modern…

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