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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.

Reconstruction of Perucetus colossus in its coastal habitat. A whale-like creature is swimming in the ocean.

New Fossil Whale Challenges Record as Heaviest Animal in History

Scientists have unveiled a new species of early whale that could potentially hold the title as the heaviest animal to have ever lived. Found in Peru, the fossils of this ancient cetacean, named Peruce...

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Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

Mary Anning was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and most importantly palaeontologist, who became famous for her important finds from Lyme Regis.