C1ay Posted August 18, 2005 Report Share Posted August 18, 2005 lefthttp://hypography.com/gallery/files/9/9/8/fossil_thumb.jpg[/img]A strange 525 million-year-old fossil creature is baffling scientists because it does not fit neatly into any existing animal groups. The animal, from the early Cambrian Period, might have belonged to a now extinct mollusc-like phylum, academics from America and China say... The trouble is the animal, named Vetustodermis planus, did not possess a set of features, or characters, which placed it clearly within any known group. When it was first described in 1979, Vetustodermis was included in the annelid category. Later researchers argued against this classification, saying it was, in fact, either an arthropod or a mollusc.... More....Is this one of those missing links in the fossil record? Thanks to Buffy for the lead on this story :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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