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Interesting find VIA Nat Geo

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Worm- like Fossil



Fossils of an ancient, spiny creature dubbed a "walking cactus" have been found in China, a new study says. The 2.4-inch-long (6-centimeter-long) Diania cactiformis had a worm-like body and ten pairs of armored and likely jointed legs. It would have lived about 500 million years ago during a period of rapid evolution called the Cambrian explosion.


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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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This just goes to show we still have alot to learn about the history of our world and all the creatures in it



posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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Agreed. I wish they would put more effort into exploring the deep seas. I'm sure there are many exciting discoveries to be made.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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there's a lot to learn in the deep blue yonder



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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Here's a rendering of what they believe the creature looked like ... and while the first thought that came to mind (when I read the original article the other day) was a cactus man in a cowboy hat, this thing is somehow more wonky looking still.
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