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Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years. The 155-million-year-old fossil Gunter Schweigert, CC BY

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years

a, Trilobite of the genus Ampyx (UCBL-FSL713598). b, Gastropods associated with a tube-like structure, probably the conulariid Sphenothallus (UCBL-FSL713599). c, Biomineralized conulariid cnidarian (UCBL-FSL713600). d, Articulated brachiopods attached to a possible leptomitid sponge (UCBL-FSL713601). e, Assemblage formed of articulated brachiopods (centre), flattened carapaces probably of bivalved arthropods (centre left and right) and a calymenine trilobite cranidium (left; UCBL-FSL713602). f, A hyolith with possible internal organs (UCBL-FSL713603). Scale bars represent 4 mm in a and e, 1 cm in b and d, 5 mm in c, and 2 mm in f.

A 470 Million Year Old Ordovician Site Found in France

A 470 Million Year Old Ordovician Site has been found in France by amateur paleontologists containing extremely well preserved fauna.

Reconstructed skeleton on display in the Royal Ontario Museum

Africans discovered dinosaur fossils before the term ‘palaeontology’ existed

Africans discovered dinosaur fossils long before the term ‘palaeontology’ existed according to a new analysis by researchers.

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