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The 5ft-long scorpion that terrorised the seas 460 million years ago
The 'fantastically preserved' fossils of the largest and oldest species of sea scorpion ever found have been unearthed in Iowa. Dating back 460 million years, the eurypterid species would have measured more than 5ft (1.5 metres) long and had unique ...
Pentecopterus: Ancient Sea Scorpions Resembled Greek Warship
While Penteconter had more than a dozen paddles according to Britannica, the Pentecopeterus had more than a dozen legs. (Photo : Reuters). More than four million centuries ago, the Earth's waters were inhabited by 6 feet long sea scorpions.
Giant sea scorpion was ancient sea predator
Pentecopterus, so named because of its sleek features that resemble a penteconter, one of the first Greek galley ships, had a long head shield, a narrow body, and large, grasping limbs for trapping prey. Pentecopterus could grow to nearly six feet, the ...
Ancient scorpion of the sea is the granddaddy of arachnids
The predator, found in the upper layer of northeastern Iowa's Winneshiek Shale in an ancient meteorite crater, has been named Pentecopterus decorahensis after the ancient Greek galley called the penteconter.
Is this Tumat Dog's brother? Another 12400-year-old puppy carcass is unearthed
Dating back 460 million years, the eurypterid species would have measured more than 5ft (1.5 metres) long and had unique 'paddle-shaped' legs to help it swim and dig.

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